‘The agency control is growing the wage gaps instead of closing them,’ says a branch secretary.
On Wednesday, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) showed a strike via employees on the cement-generating corporation PPC at Hercules in Pretoria over a salary increase.
NUM PPC department secretary Surprise Baloyi said people have been embarking on a covered strike over the agency’s refusal to buy on salary increases.
This comes after NUM gave PPC an observation to strike on April 4, and people began with the commercial motion on April nine, 2019. The strike has entered its 9th day.
“The NUM is disturbing a salary boom of 12% throughout the board, a housing allowance of R1,500, and transport allowance for shift people of R750 to be backdated to October 1, 2018,” said Baloyi.
“We are determined to fight for our rights as people. Workers are determined to continue with the strike to meet their demands. We signed a collective agreement granting us organizational rights as a majority union, so the enterprise must meet our needs.”
PPC is the leading provider of cement in southern Africa. The organization produces aggregates, metallurgical-grade lime, burnt dolomite, and limestone.
Baloyi said the union changed into worrying that the agency is near the salary gaps that exist inside PPC.
“The employer management is growing the salary gaps rather than remaining them,” said Baloyi.
– African News Agency