Hundreds of labour broker workers embarked on a protected strike this morning at the Sedibeng brewery of the giant Dutch beer company Heineken.
The workers are ‘fed up with abusive labour practices’ and accuses the Dutch company of hiring labour brokers to impose ‘slavery conditions’.
The dispute has included a major battle around the right to strike as labour broker Imperial obtained an interdict from the labour court that effectively took away the constitutional right to strike. This interdict was overturned on appeal but litigation is continuing and may go all the way up to the Constitutional Court. End
For information and comment contact:
Gladys 074 969 8939 (Heineken Workers Council)
Motula 073 440 4676 (Heineken Workers Council)
Meme 079 561 5903 (Casual Workers Advice Office)