The Communications Workers Union (CWU) says its members employed at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) are ready to go on strike over wages along with Bemawu (Broadcasting, Electronic, Media & Allied Workers Union) members.
Workers are demanding a 10% salary increase.
CWU and Bemawu representatives met a delegation of the new SABC Board on Wednesday to try and resolve a number of issues.
SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago says the SABC has not yet been served with a notice to strike.
He says they will engage the unions in further discussions.
CWU General Secretary Aubrey Tshabalala says, “Obviously there is nothing on the table. We have listened attentively to the
Minister of Finance yesterday thinking that he will look at the issue of the SABC, how to recapitalise the SABC. Any other action will be a futile exercise, without us taking the demands of the workers to the theatre of the struggle which is the streets. As things stand now, those who have spoken are already in support of the action that the union must provide.”