Pick 'n Pay exploits workers

The R110million Pick 'n Pay wants to spend on improving a mere logo should be channeled to better use, (Sowetan, October 13).

The R110million Pick 'n Pay wants to spend on improving a mere logo should be channeled to better use, (Sowetan, October 13).

The company that is celebrating its 40th birthday is known for practicing unfair labour practice, as are the other big chain stores. Instead of spending the money to uplift workers, the Shoprite Checkers, Woolworths and the Pick 'n Pays of this world continue to short-change workers through endorsing temporary employment.

These conglomerates practice the worst exploitation of workers, most who are hired on a temporary basis. They don't have any benefits while top executives rake in yearly bonuses running into millions.

It's a shame and disgrace.

Pick 'n Pay and other chain stores have had running battles with unions over casual employment. Embarking on a campaign to improve a logo at a cost of R110million is ridiculous. These stores know that it is the workers who spend long hours working hard to bring in millions to the coffers of the companies and, therefore, should reciprocate and plough back into the workforce by improving pay and getting rid of casual employment.

Mkhulu Mashau, Dobsonville

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