Johannesburg - SA Breweries is still waiting for feedback from the Food and Allied Workers' Union (Fawu) on its final pay offer, the company said on Wednesday.
“There are currently no negotiations underway or planned, as SAB is awaiting response from Fawu on its final offer,” spokeswoman Robyn Chalmers said in a statement.
Fawu began an indefinite strike at SAB on Monday, demanding a nine percent wage increase across the board.
SAB has offered seven percent, which would increase the average monthly pay for shift workers by R1196, to R18,283.
Fawu general secretary Katishi Masemola said the employer's offer entailed a split of a 60 percent across the board increase, and a 40 percent non-guaranteed, performance-based component.
SAB human resources director Yokesh Maharaj said: “SAB is a world class company, paying world class wages and we expect world class performance.”
Chalmers said most employees had reported for duty, with just over a fifth of bargaining unit employees, or 730 workers, participating in the strike on Tuesday. - Sapa