At least 200 SABC workers picketed outside the public broadcasterÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s
offices in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, yesterday demanding a pay
increase, writes Sally Evans in The Times.
Members of the three major unions ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Â the Broadcast, Electronic, Media and Allied WorkersÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ Union, the Media WorkersÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ Association of SA and the Communication WorkersÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ Union ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Â were in talks with SABC management yesterday afternoon after unions refused to accept the 8.5percent offer that the public broadcaster put on the table.
Unions are demanding a 12.2percent pay rise .
Communication WorkersÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ Union general secretary Gallant Roberts said earlier that if parties failed to reach an agreement soon, workers would embark on a bigger march on July 14.
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