IR Update: 28 January 2018

INDUSTRIAL ACTION Dis-Chem strike ended Dis-Chem Pharmacies reached an agreement with the National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers (Nupsaw) to end a week-long strike regarding organisational rights.  The agreement allows Nupsaw organisational rights at the appropriate level of workforce representation, which is aligned with those that are in existence with Dis-Chem’s various other [...]

IR Update: 21 January 2014

INDUSTRIAL ACTION Dis-Chem strike at head office and distribution centre About 760 employees of pharmacy group Dis-Chem went on strike last Monday at its Midrand distribution centre and head office but trading and operations at its 131 stores were not affected.  Apparently less than 6% of the total workforce is affected. The strike by the [...]

IR Update: 14 January 2018

INDUSTRIAL ACTION EPWP workers end strike in eThekwini The eThekwini Municipality’s refuse removal services had resumed work after its Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) employees reported to work.  Friday a week ago hundreds of eThekwini's EPWP workers embarked on a strike demanding to be employed by the City on full-time basis and demanding an increase [...]

IR Update: 7 January 2018

REMUNERATION AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS (INCL WAGE NEGOTIATIONS) Predictions regarding wage settlements for 2018 Based on an analysis of various sources (also our internal sources), it appears that the 2017 downward trend regarding salary increases would continue with 7% set as the upper limit in the case of single-year agreements. The trend towards long-term agreements [...]