We want to demonstrate the power of workers at SABC - union

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) says it has issued a strike notice to the SABC and negotiations will not come to an end with this planned protest.

The union says it has been locked in negotiations for at least 8 months.

Workers affiliated to the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media & Allied Workers Union (Bemawu) and CWU are protesting over a zero percent salary increase. They say they have been waiting for nine months for a salary increase.

The strike is set to start at the SABC this Thursday, a potential first challenge for the newly appointed board at the public broadcaster.

Ray White spoke to CWU's Aubrey Tshabalala.

At this point in time there is an overwhelming majority of workers that we have spoken to in support of that but we are still consulting with other provinces.

Aubrey Tshabalala, Secretary General of Communication Workers Union

We want to demonstrate the power of workers. It should be a shutdown both on broadcasting TV and radio. Bemawu and CWU have joined forces because our objective is a common goal.

Aubrey Tshabalala, Secretary General of Communication Workers Union

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