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
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