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04 January 2011: Less than 14% of TEBA Limited workforce heeds NUM strike call
As a wage-related strike by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) at TEBA Limited entered its second day today (4.01.11), the company has disclosed that only 68 employees – less than 14% of the total workforce and less than 37% of those represented by the NUM – have heeded the strike call.
All of the company’s services to its clients are continuing to operate normally.
The company has refuted the NUM’s media claims that:
-the union represents the majority of TEBA employees and has re-iterated that only 186 – or 37% – of the total workforce are NUM members; and
-TEBA’s current minimum basic wage is R1 000; the current minimum basic wage is R3 700.
Annual wage negotiations between TEBA Limited and the NUM began in October 2010 with the union demanding a 15% basic wage increase and the company offering 4%. A conciliation process failed in December 2010 with the parties at 13% and 5% respectively.
The union subsequently revised its demand to 8.5% but issued its intention to strike before the deadline for a response from the company.
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