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ShopriteTimesLive reports that seven Shoprite cashiers who were arrested after allegedly accepting tips from customers appeared in court in Cape Town on Wednesday charged with theft.  

The women were arrested in August after video footage showed them accepting money from customers at the Pelican Park store in Cape Town.  Shoprite staff and family of the seven held up signs‚ some of which read:  “We want decent wage”‚ “Gatvol of exploitation‚ victimization and humiliation” and “Phantsi Shoprite Management!!”  Kevin French from the Workers Party‚ a National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) affiliate‚ said they would stand by the seven and support their case.  In a statement following the cashiers’ arrest‚ Shoprite said tipping was against its policy‚ which lays down that cashiers may not have personal money with them during work hours.

  • Read this report by Anthony Molyneaux in full at TimesLive

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