Over 30,000 Shoprite workers to go on strike

They are demanding a revision of the working hours and safe transport for those who work late.

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JOHANNESBURG - The South African Commercial‚ Catering and Allied Workers Union (Saccawu) says around 30,000 of its members will stage marches and protests on Friday morning.

They are demanding a revision of the working hours and safe transport for those who work late.

The retailer has assured consumers that operations will run smoothly at their branches nation wide.

In Cape Town, demonstrators are expected to gather at the Cape Castle at 11 am and will be marching to the CBD where they are expected to hand over a memorandum of demands.

Saccawu's Mike Tau says: “The demonstrations today are informed by the company enforcing new working hours for permanent employees.

“We’re demanding that the company should provide safe and reliable transport to those who are working early and late shifts.”

They will also be engaging union representatives today.