Dec 21, 2017
In a statement today the Shoprite Group confirmed that a one-day work stoppage in some Shoprite and Checkers supermarkets in South Africa only by members of SACCAWU, representing only a portion of employees, may take place on Friday, 21 December 2017.
The Group is disappointed that customers may not experience the service the Group would like to deliver in the height of the Festive Season, but it respects the rights of employees to protest in a peaceful and lawful manner.
We are confident that we will be able to keep our customers’ shopping experiences as pleasant as possible in the circumstances and thank them in advance for their understanding. Contingency plans are in place to keep stores open and trading as normal as possible.
It is a priority for the Shoprite Group to resolve the matters that have been discussed over a period of time through the appropriate channels in the interest of all our employees, as well as our customers.