Trade Union Bemawu says if the SABC tables an improved offer, it is prepared to call off Thursday’s strike.
Bemawu and CWU have rejected the SABC’s 4.5% salary increase, backdated to October this year.
The increase would be paid next year. Both unions say they are now forging ahead with their strike at the public broadcaster.
CWU says the salary increase should instead be back dated by nine months. Bemawu on the other hand wants a 10% salary increase.
Bemawu president Hannes du Buisson says, “If a reasonable offer is being put on the table then of course that is something the employees will accept, however, there’s evidence of a lot of money that is currently been spent. The state of the art access control systems at the SABC that has just been put must have cost the SABC millions of rand and of course the payment to the Interim Board of R3.9 million.”