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handshake thumb medium90 90Fin24 reports that SA's biggest grain processing and logistics companies and the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) representing workers have reached a wage agreement, averting a strike.  

The pact, signed on Thursday, means that workers will get a wage increase of between 6% to 8% from companies, including Senwes, NWK, OWK and Suidwes.  Workers were seeking above-inflation increases.  Demands included an increase of at least R500 a month and a minimum wage of at least R4,500.  Other requests included an extra month of pay annually, performance bonuses and a housing allowance of R850.

  • Read this report by Tshepiso Mokhema in full at Fin24

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