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strike thumb medium85 85Kempton Express reports that what began as a surprise strike in the packaging industry three weeks ago has descended into all-out war.  

Employers have to employ private security to protect staff, assets and stock as striking workers continue to raid premises and cause maximum destruction in well-coordinated attacks.  This is according to David Drew, head of commercial Sub-Saharan Africa for ALPLA South Africa, following two attacks in Kempton Park last week.  In the latest incident, a truck was set alight in Isando on Thursday afternoon last week.  It was fully loaded with highly flammable polystyrene containers and was ablaze when firefighters arrived on the scene at the intersection of Barbara and Tunny roads.  William Ntladi of the Ekurhuleni Disaster and Emergency Management Services (DEMS) said firefighters from both Primrose and Edenvale responded to the scene and, on arrival, they found an articulated truck well alight.

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