SACCAWU wants salary increase

2009-12-31 12:42


About 100 SA Clothing Catering and Allied Workers’ Union (Saccawu)

members gathered on the road close to Sun City in the North West on Thursday,

for a march in demand of salary increases.

Wearing red union t-shirts, workers braved the scorching heat,

blowing vuvuzelas and singing liberation songs at the assembly point, four

kilometres from Sun City.

“Saccawu Nkuke Ke sale Monyane keya le wena Saccawu pick me up,

I’m still little, I’m going with you,” they sang.

National co-ordinator Lucas Ramatlhodi said the march against Sun

International Resort was not only aimed at wage increases but also to push for

better working conditions.

The union was demanding a 13 percent increase against the company’s

offer of eight percent.

Traffic leading to Sun City was affected by the march. Public order

police were monitoring the march and diverting traffic.

Saccawu president Amos Mothapo was expected to speak to workers

before a memorandum was handed to management.

Workers from Morula Sun in Mabopane, Carousel in Hammanskraal and

Carnival City were expected to join the march.

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