Warren Mabona
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3 May 2016
5:00 am

Conciliation talks over Satawu strike

Warren Mabona

This follows a deadlock over salary negotiations for an increase of 130%.

FILE PICTURE: JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – MAY 7: Satawu members during a march. (Photo by Gallo Images / Sowetan / Veli Nhlapo)

Teti Traffic, the traffic incidents management company of the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral), has announced it would hold conciliation talks with the SA Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) tomorrow.

This follows a deadlock over salary negotiations for an increase of 130%. The talks will take place at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration offices.

This follows Satawu’s declaration of strike action from today, said Teti Traffic project manager Karen Venter.

She asked Satawu members to “refrain from intimidating nonstrikers and damaging property”.

Venter also apologised to motorists for any inconvenience that might be caused by the industrial action.

According to Venter, Satawu had refused to budge on its salary increase demands that started in October. She said Teti Traffic offered Satawu a 7% salary increase, adding the union demanded an increase of more than 130%, which was “unreasonable”.

Satawu could not be reached for comment.