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Sun City strike set to intensify

Aug 26 2013 22:06 Sapa

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Johannesburg - Sun City workers will intensify their strike action until their demands are met, the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) in the North West said on Monday.

The were demanding that all workers who were dismissed for attending workers day on May 1 be reinstated, said Cosatu North West secretary Solly Phetoe.

They were also calling for the dismissal of management members who instructed that two female workers accused of stealing R400 be stripped and searched by security guards, he said.

"Of the 6 000 workers employed by Sun City, about 3 000 have joined in the strike on Sunday and Monday and more are expected to join in on Tuesday," Phetoe said.

The striking workers were members of the SA Commercial Catering and Allied Workers' Union and the SA Transport and Allied Workers' Union.

Phetoe said 14 shop stewards were dismissed last week for organising workers for the May 1 celebrations, and for exposing the racial discrimination during the Gupta family wedding in May.

He said workers resolved on Monday not to return to work until management met their demands.

"No one will be working in Sun City tomorrow [Tuesday] and the public must support the workers," Phetoe said.

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