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strike thumb medium85 85GroundUp reports that according to the General Industrial Workers Union of SA (Giwusa), about 2,000 workers have been on indefinite strike at Clover SA nationwide since Tuesday.  

They are demanding a 16% wage increase, and that all employees contracted by labour brokers be employed permanently by the company.  The union has accused Clover SA of passing on the financial burden brought by the Covid-19 lockdown to its workers and it has called for a general boycott of all Clover SA products.  In a statement on Sunday, the union said:  “Clover SA worked throughout the lockdown where workers continued to produce and distribute the product of the company and, in this way, workers risked their lives to produce and make available essential food stuff.”  According to a statement from the company, it offered a 5% increase from 1 July, which was rejected and wage negotiations broke down.  The company said it had contingency plans to ensure continued, if limited, production.  CEO Johann Vorster said Clover “has been subject to a difficult trading cycle for a number of years”.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Joseph Chirume at Moneyweb

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