HOSPERSA SUSPENDS SANPARKS STRIKE AFTER RECEIVING IMPROVED OFFER
19 July 2017
Hospersa has suspended the industrial action at South African National Parks (SANParks) following an improved offer by the tourism giant. Hospersa members had downed tools this morning after wage negotiations broke down after the intervention by the Senior Commissioner from the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA). The Union will now seek a mandate from its members on whether or not the new offer is accepted.
Hospersa can confirm that after intense negotiations, SANParks has presented an improved offer. Hospersa members had started with industrial action this morning, affecting services at several SANParks facilities. The Union will now take the new offer to its members to seek a mandate and have until Monday 24 July 2017 to respond. In the interim, Hospersa members will go back to work as part of the negotiations resolution.
“In the spirit of finding an amicable solution, we have suspended the strike,” said Hospersa General Secretary Noel Desfontaines. “We have urged our members to return to work following this morning’s demonstrations. We will consult with them regarding the improved offer and advise SANParks as per the negotiation resolution,” said Desfontaines.
“We have always maintained that our members’ demand for an improved offer is fair. We are also encouraged that the employer is finally responding to our members’ demand for better wages and improved working conditions,” concluded Desfontaines.
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