The National Transport Movement (NTM) said on Tuesday that their members would be embarking will on a total shutdown of all Shoprite, Checkers, U-Save and Hungry Lion stores. PHOTO: Supplied

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Shoprite, Checkers, U-Save and Hungry Lion stores shutdown due to wage issues

JOHANNESURG, June 26 – The National Transport Movement (NTM) said on Tuesday that their members would be embarking  will on a total shutdown of all Shoprite, Checkers, U-Save and Hungry Lion stores.

National Transport Movement (NTM) logo. PHOTO: Supplied

” The National Transport Movement (NTM) in collaboration with EFF will embark on a total shutdown of all Shoprite, Checkers, U-Save and Hungry Lion stores with effect from 27 June 2018,” NTM said in a statement.

“NTM members employed by Shoprite, Checkers, its subsidiaries and labour brokers have been on strike since 23 May 2018 for higher wages, cantered on the Centurion Distribution Centre.”

NTM said Shoprite/Checkers, its subsidiaries and labour brokers were paying some employees only R400 per week, which they said were poverty wages that workers rejected with contempt.

“Workers are demanding minimum basic salary R12,500 (warehouse) and R15,000 (drivers) plus introduction of provident fund, medial aid and 13th cheque.”

Shoprite Holdings was called and emailed for comment but were not immediately available to comment. (ANA)

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