The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has confirmed that it
has sent a letter to unions representing workers tabling a new offer in
the current wage negotiation, according to a report on sabcnews.com.
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The unions had been given until this afternoon to respond to the offer – until then the new figure is being kept confidential.
The Communications Workers Union (CWU), Media Workers Association of South Africa (Mwasa) and the Broadcast, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers Union (Bemawu) are calling for a 12.2% increase, while management is offering 8.5%. The unions are planning to picket at the SABC offices around the country tomorrow in two separate hour-long sessions, one in the morning and the other at lunch time.
Yesterday, the countryÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s public broadcaster denied suggestions that wage negotiations between management and the unions did not take place because the corporation changed the negotiating team.
Click here to read the report, posted on sabcnews.com.