The dispute process in the council hit a snag when AMCU indicate that they want to be part of the wage dispute. We all know that they initially demanded separate negotiations with the employers but that their attempt failed.
As a consequence, they now want to join UASA and FAWU in the dispute process, while, as mentioned before, at the Sugar Bargaining Council, they indicated that don’t need us. To their surprise, however, their status as a minority union has been confirmed and it now depends on a legal process whether they will be allowed to be part of it or not.
We will keep you informed of developments