Open threats to disrupt coverage of the upcoming general election over a wage dispute at the SABC paid off for the Communication Workers Union (CWU) after the cash-strapped public broadcaster and the union signed a 6% wage increase agreement on Monday. 

The pay deal for the 2023/24 financial year comes after CWU national bargaining co-ordinator Nathen Bowers vowed to Business Day in December 2023 that the union would disrupt the election should the struggling broadcaster not accede to its demand for higher wages. ..

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