Pick n Pay strike ends

2010-11-12 10:40

Pick n Pay employees were returning to work after a two-week strike, the retailer and the SA Catering and Commercial Allied Workers’ Union (Saccawu) said today.

Saccawu and Pick n Pay said they had “reached settlement on wage and conditions of employment negotiations, and workers would return to work on Thursday, November 11, and Friday, November 12, 2010”.

In terms of a three-year deal, divided into two 18-month periods, employees would receive an across-the-board increase of R365 a month for the first 18 months.

In the second 18 months, they would get an increase of R400 a month.

The parties would sign the wage agreement today.

“We are pleased that we have reached an agreement and believe that this is in the interests of both employees and Pick n Pay, and the long-term sustainability of the company,” the parties said.

At least 27 000 members of Saccawu had been on strike since October 29. Workers had demanded a R500 increase or 12%, whichever was greater.

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