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Notification of one day of SACCAWU protest action at game stores

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GAME has been notified that SACCAWU members employed by the company will engage in one day of protest action on 24 July. This will include a union-led march to Durban City Hall. Game has implemented labour unrest contingency plans and all stores will trade normally on the 24th.

The action results from a dispute about a company decision to replace its existing clock card system with a thumbprint verification system, the benefits of which include improved ability to control time keeping fraud.

SACCAWU has argued that the decision to implement this new technology, which is similar to that used at SACCAWU’s Johannesburg head office, constitutes an attempt to unilaterally change employment conditions at Game.

The system was introduced 20 months ago in November 2007 and has been adopted by 15 305 employees including SACCAWU members. A number of staff at five Game stores have refused to use the new system.

The matter is before the Labour Court where judgement is still pending.

Issued by Brunswick
on behalf of Game

Cecilia de Almeida – 083 325 9169

For further comment:
Brian Leroni, Massmart Executive: Corporate Affairs
Tel: 011 517 0000/082 302 0481

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