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ceppwawuBusinessLive reports that a turf war between the Chemical Energy Paper Printing Wood and Allied Workers’ Union (Ceppwawu) and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has resulted in the deaths of two people.  

Amcu’s battle to be recognised at Solid Doors has also resulted in more than 1,000 workers at its Ekandustria, Tshwane, factory being fired.  This week, the company obtained a court order to stop former employees from coming within 600m of its premises.  Employees who participated in a strike on 4 May were fired and days later two people died in worker protests.  Some 839 of the workers are challenging their dismissals in the Labour Court.  The dispute stemmed from the company’s refusal to recognise Amcu as it had a collective agreement in place with Ceppwawu.  The workers’ main grievance and the reason they wanted Amcu recognition was over poor remuneration.  Following an unsuccessful verification exercise, Amcu has now lodged an application with the CCMA for organisational rights.

  • Read this report by Roxanne Henderson in full at BusinessLive

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