Johannesburg - Clover Industries [JSE:CLR] and the Food
& Allied Workers Union (Fawu) have reached a wage settlement‚ ending a
The two parties have settled on an 8.5% wage increase and a
minimum payroll increase of R360 per month‚ which represents a total 10.5%
average increase for the lowest paid worker.
About 3 500 Fawu members in Cape Town‚ Johannesburg‚ Durban‚
Free State‚ Limpopo‚ and North West‚ had embarked on strike last Wednesday‚
demanding wage increases and better working conditions.
The industrial actions have resulted in disruptions that
affected the processing of raw milk and availability of some products mainly in
Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal‚ Clover said in a statement. Clover chief executive
Johann Vorster said: “Clover is of the opinion that the increase of 8.5% and a
minimum payroll increase of R360 per month constitutes a fair and reasonable
settlement. We will now continue to work closely with our suppliers‚ business
partners‚ customers and principals to restore a normal situation over the next
couple of days."