Hundreds of SANParks workers are planning a second strike over unresolved wage disputes, not only at the Kruger Gate, but also nationwide, on September 20,2019.
The National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers’ (Nupsaw) spokesman, Kagiso Makoe, said the union would embark on a national shutdown of SANParks facilities – on behalf of SANParks employees – and that they will be joined by the Health and Other Service Personnel Trade Union of South Africa (Hospersa), which is the majority trade union at SANParks.
Makoe confirmed that they requested a salary adjustment of 11,5 per cent. He said this is market-related, and they also want to standardise working hours to 40 hours per week, and 160 hours per month.
He confirmed that the planned strike will involve rangers, field workers, administrators and cleaners at SANParks. Earlier this year workers embarked on a similar strike following wage disputes.
Negotiations at CCMA shortly a