Saccawu to hold talks with Pick n Pay over self-help tills

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JOHANNESBURG, 28 September 2016 - Trade union federation Cosatu is calling for a boycott of new self-service till points being piloted by Pick n Pay.

CAPE TOWN – The South African Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers Union (Saccawu) will hold discussions with members on the new self-service till points.

It’s expected to make a decision on what action is to be taken against Pick n Pay’s self- service till points.

The tills points have been tested at the supermarket chain’s Observatory store in Cape Town. This is the first of its kind in South Africa's retail market.

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But Saccawu and union federation Cosatu plan to boycott the new machines.

 “We have been in discussions as Saccawu and Cosatu with our members at Pick n Pay. They are opposed to these measures. There will be formal negotiations between with Saccawu the union that represents members at Pick n Pay and that will reaffirm Cosatu’s position that we are opposed to staff-less teller machines", Western Cape Cosatu's Tony Ehrenreich said.