For Immediate Release
29th August 2022
UPDATE SECURITY WAGE NEGOTIATIONS
The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union wishes to update its members and Workers in the security Sector of the ongoing wage negotiations. The South African Transport and Allied Workers has met with the employer and demanded an increase of 16%, the employer could not meet our demand and only offering us nothing more than 5% we then did not accept the offer as its only an insult to us.
We wish to inform our members that at this stage, we are currently in the process of submitting our picketing rules and we will be meeting with the employer on the 1st of September 2022, over the picketing rules. We expect the parties to conclude and sign off the picketing rules on the 12th of September 2022 and on the 26th we will be embarking on a strike if the employer does not give us a better and meaningful offer.
The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union is still more than willing to sit down with the employer and going on a strike is not our priority as more than 500000 security guards would be affected, however the employer leaves us with no choice to embark on a strike and we will not back down until the employer stops playing hide and seek.
Security Guards are playing a very big role in this country, but the employer keeps on exploiting and undermining this sector. We are not shaken at all by the employer, and we will keep on fighting for our members.
Issued by SATAWU