At least 200 SABC workers picketed outside the public broadcaster’s
offices in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, yesterday demanding a pay
increase, writes Sally Evans in The Times.

Members of the three major unions — the Broadcast, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers’ Union, the Media Workers’ Association of SA and the Communication Workers’ Union — 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 Workers’ 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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