The conditions are:
- That we will negotiate the implementation of a further 1.5% when the SABC's financial position are better,
- That we will negotiate the difference (2.2%) also at a later stage.
- That Top and Senior Management start paying for their own petrol and maintenance cost which they currently receiving for free,
- That Top and Senior Management start paying for their own DSTV, which they currently receiving for free,
- That Top and Senior Management start paying for their newspapers, which they currently receiving for free,
- That all outstanding reports be actioned with immediate effect,
- That all fruitless and wasteful expenditure being addressed with immediate effect and the employees involved be sued and prosecuted.
Should these conditions not be met, we will proceed with industrial action.
Our members voted as follows:
71.39% voted to accept the 8.5% with attached conditions
24.35% voted in favour of a strike
4.26% spoilt votes.
Any BEMAWU member is entitled to participate in industrial action until such time we have signed an agreement with the SABC.
The ballot is a democratic process and the outcome of the ballot is in no way a splitting of organised labour at the SABC. Our comrades in the other two unions were informed of the outcome of our ballot and we will meet soon to discuss a strategic way forward.
Organized labour remains united and organized at the SABC.