ICASAFin24 reports that a six-week strike at the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa), which oversees SA’s communications and telecommunications sectors, has ended.  The regulator said on Monday that an agreement had been reached with workers.  

For weeks, over 100 Icasa workers were on strike as they demanded salary increases back-dated to 2015 and bonus pay from 2014.  Other demands included the reversal of HR policies and restructuring that took place in the 2014/15 fiscal year.  A prior agreement with the Communication Workers Union (CWU) on revised employment conditions was repudiated by workers, who said the union had failed to represent their mandate.  The disgruntled workers then discontinued their CWU memberships and went on strike at the beginning of July without union representation.  The strikers then signed up to the National Trade Union Congress of South Africa (NTUC) earlier this month in a bid to resolve their issues with Icasa management.

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