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Solidarity2Engineering News reports that on Thursday, thousands of Solidarity Movement members will serve court papers on petrochemical giant Sasol at its head office in Sandton.  

This will be in the wake of a dispute between Solidarity and Sasol over the exclusion of white employees from the Khanyisa employee share scheme.  Solidarity will be asking the Labour Court to rule that the total exclusion of a particular group of employees, based on their race, amounts to unfair discrimination.  Solidarity members embarked on a strike at Sasol at the beginning of September.  According to CE Dr Dirk Hermann, Solidarity members gave the union a mandate to intensify the action at Sasol, which led to the decision to stage a protest march and go to court.  The greater Solidarity Movement, which includes AfriForum, Solidarity Helping Hand, the FAK and the School Support Centre, gave its support to this march, according to the statement.  A convoy of busses and cars will depart from the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria on Thursday morning at 08:00 to Sandton, where a memorandum will be handed over to the JSE, before the convoy proceeds to Sasol’s headquarters.

Read this report at Engineering News

Read Solidarity’s press statement in this regard at Solidarity News

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