Hospersa is taking on SANParks for allegedly short-paying its employees for hours worked on Sundays and public holidays and after talks deadlocked regarding a wage increase.
Hospersa said recognised unions rejected SANParks’ final wage increase offer of 5.5%. They demanded an 11.5% increase.
The union, as the majority union at SANParks, with two other unions, represents about 5000 employees, including field rangers, field guides, petrol attendants, receptionists and hut attendants across the country.
SANParks spokesperson Rey Thakhuli said they had already tabled an 8% increase to the unions in hopes that they would agree and avoid any strike action.