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Last updated: 14 November 2016

Hundreds of FAWU Members marched to Tiger Group Headquarters

About 500 members of FAWU employed by Tiger Beverages, have been on a protected strike action since the 18th November 2016 and have staged a successful protest march to the company`s head offices in Bryanston, Johannesburg on Friday, 11 November 2016 in demand of a decent wage increment of 9%. They also seek an improved housing allowance, transport for early morning and night shifts, and permanent employment of 15 permanent casuals.

Our members handed over a Memorandum of Petition at the company`s head office and requested that their demands be met. If not, the union promised a wider Tiger Group sympathy strike action by another 7 000 workers will commence in solidarity with the striking 500 workers.

We call on Tiger Beverages and its parent Tiger Group, to avoid the risk of a group-wide strike action and to meet these noble demands by granting workers:

  • 9% Wage Increment and not insist on 7.75%- despite the current inflation Rate
  • R400 monthly housing subsidy, from current R325
  • R400 monthly transport, from R325, and extended to early Morning Shift Workers
  • permanent employment of 15 annually "recycled" casual workers, having worked 10 or more Years

We hope that reason will prevail and a resolution to the strike action will be found based on the above reasonable and noble Demands.

Should there be no progress, then FAWU should not be faulted for taking our members` struggle to heightened levels, from sympathy strike within the Tiger Group into the supplier companies, from sugar and other input supplying companies up to the customer-retail outlets.

General Secretary
Katishi Masemola

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