MBAWC IMPORTANT NOTICE
COSATU STRIKE - 7 OCTOBER

Dear Members - in the event that you have not received the notification below from the BIBC, please take note.

Kind regards

Allen Bodill
Executive Director



6 October 2020


Dear Employer,

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is planning a countrywide strike on October 7, 2020. The trade union federation has applied in terms of section 77 of the Labour Relations Act No. 66 of 1995 and received the necessary permission from NEDLAC to hold protest action.

What this means for you as the employer:

1.   Employees are permitted to attend the proceedings during working hours
as the necessary certificate has been issued by NEDLAC declaring the protest action as `protected`.

2.   For the employees that attend the protest action and do not attend
work, the no work, no pay rule applies.

3.   Employees cannot be disciplined or fired if they do not attend work on
that day to attend the protest action.

Employers are urged to make the necessary operational decisions in line with expected employee non-attendance. Copies of the application and approval can be viewed on the BIBC website under the section `NEWS - 2020 News Items`.

Regards

Pearl Pugin
Secretary
Administration