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newsFin24 reports that a strike by customer service staff at life insurer Clientele has "come to an end", the company indicated in a statement issued on Monday.  

Customer service staff at the company’s Johannesburg head office had embarked on a strike over what they said were "unfair working conditions" and racism in the workplace.  Clientele, however, denied allegations of racism or favouritism, saying:  "We have a strict policy against racism, sexism or any other form of unfair discrimination within our workplace and this policy is upheld by all Clientèle employees, irrespective of their seniority within the company."  Employees downed tools on 27 November 2018.  Shop steward Omphemetse Pheko commented that the insurer neglected its sales department, instead focusing on other departments.  Pheko said that lawyers representing Clientele had sent a letter to the employees' union stating that the strike was unprotected and could not continue beyond 30 November 2018.

  • Read the short original report by Tlhologelo Masehla at Fin24

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