Sapwu v Ubombo Sugar Limited (245 of 2021) [2022] SZIC 61 (24 May 2022)

Case summary
Labour Law - Applicant Union and Respondent Employer engaged in wage negotiations but could not agree on final increment percentage.  After the parties had deadlocked the  Respondent  then  unilaterally  implemented an 8% across the board increment backdated to OJ April 2021. Held: When negotiations reach an impasse the duty to negotiate is suspended and an Employer may unilaterally implement its final offer as a means to end the impasse.

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