The Communication Workers Union has reached an
agreement with MTN effectively bringing an end to a month long strike over
salary increases and bonuses.
Amongst the agreement is the recognition agreement
will be concluded within 30 days after the signing of the settlement agreement.
CWU General Secretary Aubrey Tshabalala said indeed
we have reached an agreement on a number of areas, and there is only one area
where we have not agreed to then question of increasing salaries and, on
bonuses MTN has agreed to move to 4% in addition to 4% which will make it 8%
“We further said they must remove the policy that
says bonuses will be payed based on performance and therefore it will be 12% to
every worker across the board”
We further made an agreement on casual workers that
casual workers will be on permanent basis, we just have to define the process,
Meanwhile the union has condemned the undermining
of court order obtained last week against Telkom on retrenchment issues.
CWU General Secretary Aubrey Tshabalala said Telkom
is hell bent on ensuring that 4 400 jobs are lost in the company.
Tshabalala said we have established a number of
corruption activities of fraudulent acts within Telkom that have cost the
company millions of rands.
Instead of cutting costs, they should effectively
deal with corruption.
“We therefore because of lack of leadership we call
for the removal of the CEO”
We are going to mobilise our forces through and
through so that we can be able to achieve that objective.
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