Johannesburg - Woolworths Holdings [JSE:WHL] must open all
job positions to all race groups or face action, Solidarity said on Tuesday.
The trade union intended starting a campaign against the
retailer if it did not change job advertisements on its website stating that
only black, coloured and Indian candidates would be considered, deputy general
secretary Dirk Hermann said.
"Solidarity demands that the group amend the
advertisements before noon on Wednesday... The Employment Equity Act does not
make provision for the exclusion of any race as far as applications are
Woolworths denied claims that it was reserving all jobs for
designated groups - blacks, coloureds, Indians, women, and people with
"The Employment Equity Act expects all South African
companies with more than 50 employees to plan our workforce by race, gender and
disability," the company said in a statement.
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