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SABC’s middle-management officials, freelancers asked to join wage strike

If those approached are to agree, it would include radio presenters and TV hosts, leaving several shows at the broadcaster’s 21 radio stations possibly without drivers.

Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Communications Workers Union (CWU) says it is in talks with South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)’s middle-management officials and freelancers to join in on their planned industrial action on Thursday.

If those approached are to agree, it would include radio presenters and TV hosts, leaving several shows at the broadcaster’s 21 radio stations possibly without drivers.

The strike would be just two days before the African National Congress elective conference kicks off.

General-Secretary Aubrey Chabalala says his union remains open to negotiations, but will not settle for anything below the inflation rate, saying 10% is reasonable.

“The SABC management had ample time to resolve this matter. But they didn’t show any interest. They only approached us on Monday with 4.5% offer, which is an insult to workers.”

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