Retail shop staff take it to the streets

2018-04-12 06:01

FULL employment of irregular shift workers as well as transportation are the demands made by Shoprite and Checkers workers last week.

The workers were seen marching through the streets of Port Shepstone last Wednesday morning from Ryder Street to the main Shoprite store in Woolley Street.

At Southcoast Mall, staff were seen sitting under a tree in the parking lot.

According to a statement published by the South Africa Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers Union (SACCAWU) the employer was given 48 hours formal notice of a limited duration countrywide strike.

The strike was set to last until Friday afternoon.

Despite the strike, trading continued at the stores, with casual workers taking over.

On Tuesday the Fever contacted Shoprite in Port Shepstone to follow up on the strike.

It was confirmed that workers are back at work since Friday and are awaiting a response from the employer.


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