Lees jou gunsteling-tydskrifte en -koerante nou alles op een plek teen slegs R99 p.m. Word 'n intekenaar
Nuus
Fishermen return to work at Lucky Star

The fishermen associated with the Oceana Group’s Lucky Star division in St Helena Bay have decided to call their strike off and return to sea while they wait for their payouts.

Previously Weslander reported on about 80 fishermen that downed tools and refused to go out to sea following a dispute regarding payouts.

According to Lungile Mwanda, representative for the Food and Allied Workers Union, the fishermen have protested since last week (Friday 5 July) which continued to Tuesday 9 July.

He explained: “This is not necessarily a strike, but rather a downing of tools, because the guys have decided to sit down and wait for their money. It’s the water money (water tax) that has been deducted from their wages.”

This deduction amounts to 4,5%, according to one disgruntled fisherman who spoke confidentially, and it has been this way since last year. This, he says, is just one concern plaguing him and his fellow fishers.

According to Zodwa Velleman, Group Executive: Regulatory and Corporate Affairs at Oceana, the fishermen embarked on an illegal strike at its factory on Monday 8 July, following a miscommunication on payment to be made relating to the settlement agreement on water deductions.

Velleman added that the strike commenced while negotiations were under way, with no notice of intention to strike having been provided to Lucky Star Operations.

This payment is expected to be made on Friday 19 July.

MyStem: Het jy meer op die hart?

Stuur jou mening van 300 woorde of minder na MyStem@netwerk24.com en ons sal dit vir publikasie oorweeg. Onthou om jou naam en van, ‘n kop-en-skouers foto en jou dorp of stad in te sluit.

Ons kommentaarbeleid

Netwerk24 ondersteun ‘n intelligente, oop gesprek en waardeer sinvolle bydraes deur ons lesers. Lewer hier kommentaar wat relevant is tot die onderwerp van die artikel. Jou mening is vir ons belangrik en kan verdere menings of ondersoeke stimuleer. Geldige kritiek en meningsverskille is aanvaarbaar, maar hierdie is nie ‘n platform vir haatspraak of persoonlike aanvalle nie. Kommentaar wat irrelevant, onnodig aggressief of beledigend is, sal verwyder word. Lees ons volledige kommentaarbeleid hier

Kontak Weslander Kontak ons
Stemme

Hallo, jy moet ingeteken wees of registreer om artikels te lees.