30,000 Shoprite Checkers Staff To Strike On Friday Staff are unhappy about changes in working hours and unsafe transport for night staff.
The South African Commercial Catering and Allied Workers Union (Saccawu) and the known trade union Cosatu announced their plans on the strike to commence on Friday by over 30 000 workers nationwide.
The strike arises out of dispute the union had with the management over changes in working condition. The workers are demanding a reversal of changes to working hours, safe transport for workers who work night shifts , the reinstatement of Sandton Checkers employees who were dismissed for preventing against these changes and a guaranteed number of minimum working hours for part-time workers.
According to the SABC news Saccwu’s Mike said that in terms of the Law and sectional determination acts supposed to be working 45 hours per week. The company wants them to work 45 hours per week spread through seven days. Which means they might not be required to work on the public holidays which are converted into normal working days.