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Last updated: 28 August 2018

Kleinmond Spar Workers Reach Settlement

About 51 members of FAWU, employed by Kleinmond in Hermanus in the Overberg area of the Western Cape went on a protected strike 24 August 2018. Our members at this franchise were demanding a 12 percent wage increase and refused to accept a 5 percent wage offer from the employer.

Workers staged a successful protest action and after a few days of industrial action, the employer had to come to the table with a respective 8 and 6% wage increase which our members accepted. The agreement stipulate that workers will get an 8 percent wage increase for those earning less than R 21 per hour while those earning more will receive n 6% wage increase. These increases will be backdated to March 2018 as employers are preparing to adjust wages to the
National Minimum Wage. If the employer persisted with a five percent increase offer, our members were ready and willing to strike until their demands were met.

There is no way that workers in the retail sector can accept such measly increases especially since the sector is seen as one of the worst in terms of renumeration. Allegations of abuse and exploitation are rife in the retail sector and affect merchandisers particularly negatively.

Provincial Organiser, Henry Linnerts said that workers are expected to return to work tomorrow.

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