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MTN calls for a binding arbitration

By Staff Writer 

A legally binding arbitration process that MTN is suggesting to the Communication Workers Union (CWU) is fair and it can help put an end to the current industrial action, MTN SA CEO Ahmad Farroukh told the delegation representing the striking employees.

This follows a meeting that MTN management had with a delegation from the CWU this afternoon.

“MTN wishes to reiterate that the proposal for the appointment of an independent arbitrator that is fair and impartial may be the only practical solution to this stalemate. I therefore urge the unions to accept it. As a law abiding corporate citizen, MTN undertakes to be bound by the findings of the arbitration process and we will implement whatever judgement the arbitrator deems appropriate,” says Farroukh.

Furthermore, MTN would like to clarify that during last week’s discussion, at no stage did MTN offer an alternative percentage other than the current offer nor did it offer a new payment date. MTN is offering a 4% payable on December 2015 and the second payment of 8.33% on March 2016. MTN’s maintains that this offer exceeds the original staff demand for 8% of bonus payment.

MTN’s maintains that this offer exceeds the original staff demand for 8% of bonus payment.

“MTN remains committed to finding a speedy and amicable resolution to this impasse. We have an open door policy and we remain committed to constructively engage employees further on this matter in good faith,” says Farroukh.

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