strike thumb medium85 85The Star reports that about 300 employees from LSG Sky Chefs SA blocked Jones Road in Jet Park, Boksburg, on Monday while striking under the banner of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa).  

Afraid to identify themselves out of fear of losing their jobs, several workers complained that they had been mistreated by management.  Some accused their bosses of being “racist and anti-unionist”, and others said the strike was over low wages.  One woman said she had been working for LSG Sky Chefs since 1996 and claimed she was paid only R3,000 a month.  A Numsa official said the union had had several meetings with management about the way workers were treated but no agreement could be reached.  Kerstin Lau of LSG Sky Chefs said the company was a member of the Bargaining Council for Restaurant, Catering and Allied Trades and all wage negotiations were concluded at the council.


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