No work, no pay, Parks Board tells its strikers

THE Limpopo Tourism and Parks Board said yesterday it would apply the principle of "no-work, no-pay" to those employees taking part in a strike that is now in its second week.

Workers at the parastatal have been on strike since last Monday when they accused management of raising their own salaries by 50percent but only giving 2percent to general workers.

The workers, who are mostly members of the National Education and Health Allied Workers Union (Nehawu), have vowed not to return to work until their demands are met.

They demand at least a 15percent raise.

Parks Board spokesperson Mike Tauyatswala said yesterday the company would not pay the workers for the days they had been on strike.

"We wish to put it on record that employees of the Limpopo Tourism and Parks Board who are members of Nehawu and on strike will not be paid for the days they had been on the action,"Tauyatswala said.

Nehawu Capricorn regional secretary Jacob Adams said their members would continue with their action despite management's latest decision.

"They (the workers) are only applying the principle in line with the International Labour Organisation," he said.