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Big-Bend Crooks Plantation workers pledge to work hard and cover R2million losses incurred during strike action after peaceful settlement on salary increment.

Thursday, 11th April, 2024

BIG-BEND:Sanele Sihlongonyane, the Branch Chairperson of the Swaziland Agricultural Plantation Workers Union(SAPWU) says, Crooks Plantation workers will work very hard to cover the R2million losses incurred during the recent strike action.

Responding to this Swaziland News on Thursday, when asked what the workers will do to demonstrate appreciation,after the recently signed agreement covering some of their demands, the Branch Chairperson said, workers will work very hard to ensure the sustainability of the company adding that,the strike action was not intended to destroy the company but to raise grievances.

“As workers, we will work extra hard to ensure the sustainability of the company and we really appreciate the signing of the agreement. After all,the strike was never intended to cause losses but to raise grievances.We also understand that some of the grievances will be addressed gradually, our role is to work hard and sustain the company so we can continue having jobs”, said the SAPWU Branch  Chairperson.

The workers were demanding, among others a salary increment and other working benefits, the grievances were resolved through a dialogue facilitated by the Department of Labour and the Coalition, Mediation and Arbitration Commission(CMAC).

Big-Bend Crooks Plantation workers pledge to work hard and cover R2million losses incurred during strike action after peaceful settlement on salary increment.
Crooks Plantation workers during the strike.