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strike thumb medium85 85GroundUp reports that workers at Fresenius Kabi pharmaceutical manufacturing company in Port Elizabeth downed tools on Tuesday, in protest against the use of a labour broker and planned retrenchments.  

This is the second drug manufacturing company in Port Elizabeth to be hit by strike action in the last weeks as workers at Aspen have been on strike since the end of July.  Fresenius workers accuse management of hiring a labour broker, Siyasebenza, without consulting them.  They also oppose a retrenchment programme.  The strikers, numbering nearly 250 out of 500 employees, are being led by the Chemical Energy Paper Printing Wood and Allied Workers' Union (Ceppwawu).

  • Read this report by Joseph Chirume in full at GroundUp


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