Bemawu wants to resume wage strike at SABC

The union called off the work stoppage on Friday, citing logistical issues.

SABC staff protest over wages in Durban on 2 November 2017. Picture: Ziyanda Ngcobo/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – Media union Bemawu is trying to resume its strike over salaries at the SABC after it was forced to abandon the demonstration.

The union called off the work stoppage on Friday, citing logistical issues.

Workers are demanding a 10% salary increase.

Bemawu's Hannes du Buisson says they filed a new dispute on Friday.

“We have filed a new dispute on Friday and we are awaiting on the SABC to schedule a dispute resolution meeting in respect of that new dispute and for the CCMA to issue a certificate of non-resolution, should the SABC not resolve the issue.”

Last week the public broadcaster ordered staff to return to work or face disciplinary action.

Media union Bemawu and SABC management were locked in meetings till late on Thursday night.

Meanwhile, the Communication Workers' Union is demanding a 15% hike, but its members are not on strike.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)