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The warmth of our organising arms reaches out to promote, advance and protect workers interests in communication industries like Telkom (in telecommunication), South African Post Office (in the postal industry), SABC (in broadcasting industry), Vodacom and MTN (in the cellular industry), CCI, (in cabling industry), Nashua and SA Blick, (in the computer industry), TDS (in information industry) and Sun Couriers (in the courier industry).

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CWU PRESS STATEMENT ON THE UPCOMING STRIKE AT MTN

The Communication Workers (CWU) has declared a dispute with the mobile network operator MTN and is preparing for a strike over substantive issues which include salary increment and unfair labour practices in the company. Since 12 March 2015 workers at various MTN warehouses have been embarking on work stoppages to demonstrate their dissatisfaction over management’s reluctance to address their concerns, in particular the issue of annual bonuses. Over the years, the company has been giving workers 30% ex gratia payments based on its productivity but promised to review this owing to a reduced profit margin. The company is now offering workers a paltry 4% guaranteed bonus whereas workers are demanding 16%. Other demands by workers at MTN include the following: > 10% salary increase > The establishment of a Task Team comprising CWU MTN worker leaders and MTN Remuneration Officer to investigate the possibility of workers having been short changed and possible settlement amounts > The company do away with all unfair labour practices including their non-payment of ...

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