EFF and NTM want Hungry Lion, Shoprite to close its doors because of wage disputes

EFF and NTM want Hungry Lion, Shoprite to close its doors because of wage disputes

- The National Transport Movement and the EFF are looking to shut down Hungry Lion, Checkers, Shoprite and U-Save effective on 27 June

- These major stores have been involved in wage disputes since May 2018

- Some employees are reported to be paid only R400 a month

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The Economic Freedom Fighters and the National Transport Movement (NTM) want the complete shut down of popular stores Hungry Lion, Checkers, Shoprite and U-Save.

The aim is for the shutdown to be effective from Wednesday, 27 June 2018.

This follows after employees at the Centurion distribution centre have been on strike over wages since the 23rd of May 2018.

It is reported by IOL that some employees are paid as little as R400 a week by these major stores.

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Employees want a basic minimum monthly salary of R12 500-R15 000, depending on their positions.

The disgruntled employees are also asking for medical aid, a 13th cheque and providend fund to be provided.

The Citizen reported that Shoprite Holdings was unavailable for comment on the matter.

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