Cape Town - Union federation, the Federation of Unions of South Africa (Fedusa) says Cash-In-Transit (CIT) security officers will down tools on June 11 over government and employers' failure to protect them against "criminal syndicates and organised criminals".
Fedusa has warned that a strike by CIT officers could cause an economic crisis. "It is important to note that ATMs must be loaded daily, and a one-day strike will create scarcities of cash money, a two-day strike will cause large sums of cash piling up with retailers and a three day strike will cause an economic crisis."
But the union said: The situation has reached a critical point and Fedusa and MTWU can no longer tolerate the situation.
Fedusa also welcomed the Motor Transport Workers Union's (MTWU) call for an urgent meeting with the management of the major CIT companies Fidelity Cash Services, G4S Cash Solutions and SBV to be held either on 28 or 30 May 2018, said Dennis George, Fedusa General Secretary.
MTWU is the majority trade union in the CIT industry that operates under the jurisdiction of the National Bargaining Council for Road Freight and Logistics Industry (NBCRFLI).