Telkom workers are determined to cause disruptions to the telco's services today and tomorrow, as wage negotations are still deadlocked.
A statement from the Communication Workers Union indicates that workers in Gauteng; Kwazulu Natal & Western Cape are downing tools today and tomorrow and also picketing key Telkom workplaces in the three provinces.
Workers are also picketing at the CCMA (Council for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration), where the union is meeting with Telkom representatives today.
Tomorrow (4 August), workers intend to march to the Telkom head office to deliver a memorandum outlining their grievances and demands.
Workers in other provinces will be holding go-slows and overtime bans.
If an agreement isn't reached before 11 August, the union will stage a national march.
The union is demanding the their salary scales adjustments should precede a 7,5% salary increment and both the adjustment and increment be implemented retrospectively to 1 April 2009.
It also wants to talk about the equitable distribution of Telkom profits to its employees.