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Media Release: KNP Field Rangers' strike called-off

Date: 2012-04-30

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The South African National Parks (SANParks) field rangers’ strike which commenced on the 3rd February 2012 has been called-off, effective as from today, 30th April 2012.

The National Health & Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU), acting on behalf of striking employees proposed the following:

  • That the strike be immediately called-off and striking employees to return to work on or before Tuesday 1st May  2012
  • SANParks suspends the contemplated retrenchment for operational requirements; and
  • That SANParks commits to a meeting to address grievances which led to the strike.

SANParks responded as follows:

  • NEHAWU’s proposal to call-off the strike is accepted and that striking employees should return to work unconditionally
  • SANParks shall call-off the contemplated retrenchment for operational requirements
  • SANParks commits to meet striking employees and or their representatives in order to discuss issues that led to the strike; which are not related to matters of mutual interest, but matters of rights; and
  • SANParks further committed to share relevant information at the meeting in order to demonstrate that the issues raised by striking employees are part of on-going discussions with recognized unions.

William Mabasa, HOD: Public Relations and Communication, KNP said that affected employees will not be victimized or intimidated as a consequence to their participation in a protected strike. Acts of misconduct will be dealt with in accordance with the Disciplinary Code and Procedure.

The parties agreed to a meeting on Thursday 17th May 2012.

Issued by:


Reynold Thakhuli,
GM: Media Liaison & Stakeholder Relations, SANParks,
Tel: (012) 426 5170, Cell: 073 373 4999, e-mail: 

William Mabasa,
HOD: Public Relations and Communication, Kruger National Park.
Tel: (013) 735 4363, Cell: 082 807 3919, email:




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