All data is delayed
See More

Strike delays social grants in E Cape

Dec 04 2012 08:35

Johannesburg - Payments to the beneficiaries of social grants were delayed in the Eastern Cape after Fidelity security workers embarked on an unprotected strike, a report said on Tuesday.

Fidelity transports money to Cash Payment Services (CPS) paypoints across the cities but on Monday, the services were delayed by hours as workers downed tools demanding a wage increase, the DispatchOnline reported.

The strike affected beneficiaries in East London and Queenstown.

According to the online publication, payments were only made after Fidelity hired other people to transport money.

The strikers told the publication they resorted to a strike because the process of resolving their matter by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration was stalling.

Fidelity Security Group CEO Wahl Bartman confirmed the workers were striking and that the company deployed other people to do the job.

He said the strike was unprotected, the DispatchOnline reported.

strikes  |  social grants



Read Fin24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Company Snapshot

We're talking about:


With infrastructure spending having been identified as one of the key focus areas of the National Development Plan, tradesmen will continue to play a critical role in growing the South African economy through their skills.

Money Clinic

Money Clinic
Do you have a question about your finances? We'll get an expert opinion.
Click here...

Voting Booth

A 30% a month return on investment is:

Previous results · Suggest a vote