According to Communications Workers Union (CWU) general secretary Aubrey Tshabalala, a letter from MTN’s representatives was received, requesting a meeting.”We have always been open to discussions, and we will see how the meeting goes”.
“We have been consulting with our members to get a mandate on what the way forward should be, and so far, the majority of them (members), have instructed us to forge ahead with their battle for improved salaries and bonuses,” said Tshabalala.
Labour is demanding 12% for bonuses and 10% for salary increases. The employer is offering an 8% guaranteed bonus which will be payable in two instalments. The first payments will be paid retrospectively on March 2015, while the second instalment will be credited to December 2015.
Meanwhile, the union distanced itself from reports of intimidation and violence that have marred the industrial action.