Disgruntled members of the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) have embarked on a wage strike at SA Forestry Company Limited (Safcol), one of the largest state-owned companies, in support of demands for above-inflation increases.

Safcol, SA’s third largest state-owned enterprise, is involved in the forestry industry with operations in Limpopo, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, and in Manica and Sofala provinces of Mozambique. Its stated mandate is to conduct a forestry business including timber harvesting, processing and related activities, both for the domestic and international markets...

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