telkom thumb100 ITWeb reports that most of the striking Communication Workers Union (CWU) members at Telkom returned to work this week after a month-long strike was suspended last Friday, but no deal has yet been reached between the parties.  

The CWU began a go-slow at Telkom on 1 August, ramping it up into a full-blown strike on 11 August.  An area of contention was a collaborative partnership agreement Telkom signed with trade unions Solidarity and the SA Communications Union in June.  CWU general secretary Aubrey Tshabalala indicated on Wednesday that the decision by the union's national executive committee to suspend the strike on 9 September was on the basis that Telkom had ‘come to the party’ on some of the union's demands.  He added:  "We have not reached any agreement yet, because there are other areas outstanding.  The difference though is that we at least now feel there is a conducive environment to engage …”  Further discussions with Telkom are planned for next week.

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