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Saccawu plans to begin a ten-day strike at Makro stores



Makro has been accused by the South African Commercial Catering and Allied Workers Union (Saccawu) of refusing to compromise. Saccawu has planned a 10-day strike, starting on Friday at Makro stores countrywide, to compel the company to meet their demands as reported by Power987.

Saccawu has reduced its prior demand from 12% to 6.5%, but the employer has yet to negotiate.

Despite meeting Makro officials several times, no progress has been made.

Saccawu is requesting minor improvements in wages and working conditions for its members.

The union claims that the company is enticing employees to accept a 4.5% wage increase with conditions, including leaving the union, which is unacceptable.


The union is requesting a pay increase of R900 or 12%, whichever is greater; a minimum wage of R8,000 per month; a uniform allowance of R100; a moratorium on retrenchments; 13th cheques separate from December salaries; better commission for salespeople; and an increase in working hours from 160 to 195 per month.

Photo: Facebook / @Makro SA

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