Table Mountain Cableway strike talks reach deadlock

SA Commercial Catering Workers’ Union staff members are demanding a 15% salary increase.

Cable car carries passengers to Table Mountain in the city's aerial cableway. Picture: Wikimedia Commons.

CAPE TOWN - Management and staff at the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company (TMACC) have reached a deadlock in annual salary increase negotiations.

Staff members affiliated to the South African Commercial Catering Workers' Union are demanding a salary increase of 15 percent, while their employer is only willing to bring a nine percent offer to the table.

TMACC managing director Wahida Parker explains, "The matter had been before the CCMA and we were unable to reach an agreement on the increase. Consequently, we haven't heard anything from the union with regard to any further steps they envisage to take."