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Media Release: SANParks facilities unaffected by strike

17 July 2017

South African National Parks (SANParks) management has confirmed that all employees who were scheduled to report for duty have done so despite a notice to strike which was served by the Health and Other Service Personnel Trade Union of South Africa (HOSPERSA).

“We can confirm that all our parks have full complement of staff despite the notice that we received from HOSPERSA intending to embark on industrial action from today 17 July 2017.We are constantly monitoring the situation and all our contingency plans are in place. We would like to encourage our visitors and those wishing to travel to any of our parks to continue with their plans as we aim to ensure that they enjoy their stay. We have received a request for parties to meet from the CCMA tomorrow and are hopeful that the impasse will be resolved. We are also waiting for the finalisation of picketing rules” concluded SANParks Head of Communications Janine Raftopoulos.

HOSPERSA is demanding a 9% increase for their members while SANParks is offering 6% salary adjustment and a 1% pay progression with a total offer of 7%. Though the strike is protected, the “no work no pay” rule will apply to those who take part in the industrial action.

For bookings and updates, guests can visit the SANParks Website, www.sanparks.org. Alternatively guests can call our central reservations number: 012 428 9111.

Issued by:
South African National Parks (SANParks) Corporate Communications
Tel: 012 426 5170

Media enquiries:
Reynold “Rey” Thakhuli
General Manager: Media, PR & Stakeholder Relations
Tel: 012 426 5170, Cell: 073 373 4999
Email: rey.thakhuli@sanparks.org

Janine Raftopoulos
SANParks Head of Communications
Tel: 012 426 5170, Cell: 071 444 3121
Email: janine.raftopoulos@sanparks.org

Ike Phaahla
SANParks Media Specialist
Tel: 012 426 5315, Cell: 083 673 6974
Email: Isaac.phaahla@sanparks.org

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