Salary increase negotiated

2016-09-14 06:00

THE Free State Gambling and Liquor Authority shambles seem to be over for now after parties have agreed on a wage increase following a week-long strike by employees belonging to the National Education Health amd Allied Workers Union (Nehawu).

The strike, which began on 2 September, centred around the demand for an annual salary increase of 9%, and a 13th cheque bonus of 100%, as well as a demand for the resignation of acting chief executive officer Kenny Dichabe, also chief executive officer of the Premier Ace Magashule Foundation.

Desmond Mogotsi, Nehawu secretary, said the parties had agreed on an 8% annual salary increase for low level employees and a 7,6% increase and 13th cheque bonus for management. He said they agreed the proposed performance bonus would apply only to those who qualify.

Mogotsi said the agreement reached on Thursday (08/09) was for the current financial year and said the call for Dichabe’s resignation was in the heat of the moment.

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