The Communication Workers Union (CWU) of South Africa has initiated strike action against Sentech due to an apparent deadlock in wage negotiations.
According to a source, a strike took place on Saturday (26 July), with a second action planned for today outside the state-owned signal distributor’s Radiokop offices near Honeydew.
The strike is protected, the source said, with the CCMA issuing a certificate for the action as early as Thursday (24 July).
The CWU confirmed that strike action against Sentech was taking place, but did not provide any further details on the matter.
Sentech also confirmed that the strike action commenced at 12h00 on Saturday, 26th July 2014, and management and the union leadership are currently locked into negotiations in an attempt to resolve the deadlock.
“We are naturally concerned about the impact the strike may have on our customers and stakeholders,” the company said.
“As a result, Sentech has proposed a number of solutions and made several concessions with a view to address the deadlock. All the efforts have however have not yielded any positive results.”
The CWU is the only recognised trade union within Sentech.
This article was first published on BusinessTech.