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ShopriteBDLive reports that there is no end in sight to the strike at Shoprite’s distribution centre in Centurion, with workers vowing to continue until management meets their demands.  

Staff downed tools on Monday over issues of outsourcing and pay.  Inspector Malepe, the worker who is leading the group, said on Friday that the strike would continue indefinitely.  According to the General Industries Workers’ Union (Giwusa), which is involved in the strike, about 90% of the 1,000 workers at the facility are employed by labour brokers who pay "poverty wages".  The union said outsourced Shoprite workers were being paid R23/hour in a 44-hour week.  Workers are requesting a minimum monthly salary of R10,000.  Shoprite has remained mum on the issue.

  • Read this report by Colleen Goko in full at BDLive

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