February 26, 2015 11:12 PM ET


Company Overview of The South African Breweries Limited

Company Overview

The South African Breweries Limited produces and distributes alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in South Africa. It primarily produces beer with a portfolio of various brands, including Castle Lager, Castle Milk Stout, Hansa, Carling Black Label, Miller Genuine Draft, Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Grolsch, Dreher Premium Lager, Redd's, Brutal Fruit, Sarita, Skelter’s Straight, and Blakes & Doyle. The company’s soft drink division produces and distributes Coca-Cola brands in Southern Africa. It also engages in barley farming and malting, as well as in the production of hop and metal crowns. The company was founded in 1895 and is based in Sandton, South Africa. The South African B...

65 Park Lane


Sandton,  2146

South Africa

Founded in 1895


27 11 881 8111


27 11 881 8030

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The South African Breweries Limited Key Developments

The South African Breweries Limited Reaches Wage Deal with Strikers

Striking workers at SABMiller's South African affiliate The South African Breweries Limited have accepted a 7% wage rise, the firm and a union said on November 5, 2013 announcing the end of five weeks of industrial action. More than 2,000 workers downed tools on September 30 demanding a 9.5% wage increase, but the numbers fell to 1,400 people by the end of the strike. The company claimed only 750 workers had been on strike at the end. The new wage agreement raises average salaries to $1,800 a month. A total of 5,600 workers are employed in the company's beer division.

FAWU Members Starts with Strike Action in Support of Their Demands

About 2,200 members of the Food and Allied Workers Union (FAWU), employed by the beer division of the South African Breweries (SAB) Ltd, have started an indefinite strike action as from the September 30, 2013. This follows failure to reach an agreement on wages, working conditions and benefits between FAWU and SAB management. Chief among the dispute issues are: wage increment and its structure: FAWU members want a 9% increment across the board (ATB) yet the employer offer 7%, with a split of 60% of this going to ATB and non-guaranteed 40% payable as performance pay; Members want equal participation in the Board of Trustees of Provident Fund and Medical Scheme through people they deploy.

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