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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

ELECTRICITY WORKERS WIN PAY STRIKE

Electricity workers in Swaziland won their dispute over unpaid pay bonuses after striking for fewer than two days.
 
Swaziland Electricity Company (SEC) workers are expected to be paid within days. The bonuses had been owed from the past two financial years.

The strike by members of the Swaziland Electricity Supply Maintenance and Allied Workers Union (SESMAWU) started on Monday (8 November 2017). There were widespread electricity blackouts across the kingdom.

Workers defied an Industrial Court order not to strike. The court ruled strike action illegal because SEC employees were deemed to be essential workers.

The strike went ahead despite leaders of SESMAWU asking them to call it off or be in contempt of the court.

See also

ELECTRICITY WORKERS DEFY COURT, STRIKE
SWAZILAND IN TOP TEN WORST FOR WORKERS
http://swazimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/kingdom-in-top-ten-worst-for-workers.html

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