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cell cITWeb reports that an ‘illegal’ strike at mobile operator Cell C has led to 378 staff being suspended, pending disciplinary hearings.  

Cell C executive head of communications Karin Fourie advised as follows:  “They were suspended for participating in an illegal strike, blocking other employees and customers from entering and leaving the premises.  We were granted an interdict to prevent them from blocking the access and exit to the campus, among others."  Fourie added:  "The suspension followed two ultimatums that were issued on Wednesday by management requesting staff to desist from illegally blocking the company's entrances and exits and return to work.  Striking employees failed to comply with both ultimatums, leaving Cell C with no choice but to suspend them."  On Monday, the Cell C campus was quiet, while disciplinary hearings were expected to begin later that day.  The striking employees are believed to be members of the Information Communication Technology Union (ICTU), which reportedly has around 1,000 members at Cell C.

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