SACCAWU issues a notice to resume the strike action 10 day strike at Makro to pressurize the company to accede to the demands for an improvement in wages and working conditions.

The strike action at all Makro stores will resume from 24 March 2023 and will continue up until 02 April 2023. On Friday 24 March 2024, SACCAWU will be holding nationwide marches to various Makro stores to hand over memorandum of demands. The main march will be held in Pretoria where the memorandum will be handed over to Makro store at Woonderboom. Civil society organisations in South Africa and International Trade Union Federations have been galvanized to rally behind SACCAWU and boycott all Walmart/Makro products during this period

A detailed nationwide programme for the 10 days of the strake will be availed journalists before 24 Friday 2024.

The demands placed on Makro by SACCWU are as follows:

1.     Across the board increase of R900.00 or 12% whichever is the greater

2.     Minimum Wage R8000.00

3.     An improvement of Commission from 10% on margin to 20% margin for Sales Person

4.     Increase in Category 3 working hours from 160 to 195 per month

5.     13 Cheque to be made separate from the December salary

6.     Uniform Allowance R100.00

7.     Moratorium on Retrenchments for the duration of the agreement


All media enquiries to be addressed to:

Sithembele Tshwete

Head: Research and Media

South African Catering and Allied Workers Union (SACCAWU)

(011) 403 8333

073 956 3108/ 082 336 5363