AMCU members have no choice but to pay agency fees in addition to their union subs.

UASA and Fawu concluded an agency shop agreement the National Bargaining Council for the Sugar industry which means that AMCU members has to pay 1.4% of basic salary in addition to their union subscriptions.

 

They declared a dispute and the CCMA commissioner made and award against them, stating that the Labour Relations Act determines the process and procedures regarding Agency Shop agreements, hence he does not have the power to change it.

The end result is that AMCU members have no choice but to pay agency fees in addition to their union subs.