Wage negotiations to start next week
By Khanyisa Tabata
30 July 2011
Trade union Solidarity says wage negotiations between trade unions and Telkom could resume as early as next week.
The telecommunications giant has made an urgent request to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration to schedule the dispute meeting for next week.
A wage agreement was supposed to come into effect on the 1st of April. Unions have rejected Telkom’s final five-percent increase offer, which followed an earlier offer of just four-and-a-half-percent.