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strike thumb medium85 85ANA reports that striking workers at Botselo Milling in Delareyville have burnt out two company trucks, the company said on Thursday.  

HR manager Ian Putter said that despite a court order, “the members continued to strike, however becoming more aggressive, casting threats and refusing to allow non-striking employees to enter premises.”  He indicated that the police were called to disperse the workers from the company buildings after which they apparently regrouped along the N14 where they set tyres alight and continued to protest in an uncontrollable manner.  “Individuals gained access to Botselo's premises, torching two trucks that burnt out, while also throwing out (sic) the windows of several other vehicles and buildings.”  There was also an attempt to set alight some building on the premises.  The striking workers are reported to be members of the National Transport Movement (NTM).  The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in the Ngaka Modiri Molema municipality claimed the company and the police had violated the rights of the striking workers.  The employees have been engaged in a three-week long strike demanding better wages.

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