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Nestl� South Africa Pay Dispute Resolved

Posted to the IUF website 26-Jan-2005

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Stalemated wage negotiations at Nestle South Africa were resolved on 14 January 2005 after 200 employees marched to the Nestle headquarters in Randburg to hand over a memorandum to management. The agreement followed a contract campaign conducted by FAWU that included a short warning strike (background).

The marchers came from Nestl� plants in Harrismith,Longmeadow,Babelegi and Standerton to take part in the demonstration. The final settlement included a 6.6% salary increase and the satisfactory resolution of other union demands including union rights. FAWU Johannesburg branch chairperson Jack Leso described the outcome as a victory for the workers.