MTN expected to meet with CWU over workers strike

Workers affiliated to CWU are demanding casual workers receive permanent contracts as agreed in 2015.

The demonstrators from the Communication Workers Union making their way to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange to hand over a memorandum of demands. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - MTN is today expected to meet with the Communications Workers' Union to determine whether its workers will go on strike.

Workers affiliated to the union are demanding that casual workers receive permanent contracts as agreed on last year.

The union's Aubrey Tshabalala says that it is important for the company to honour its long-standing agreement with workers.

"We need MTN to revisit and also to adhere to its promises or the agreement that is in place in terms of making sure that every worker is converted into permanent position, and that every worker reaps the benefits as backdated to 2015."