Strike over wages

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Leoni Kruger
LEPHALALE — A protected strike has been held by workers of Nylstene (T/A Mokolo Clay Bricks) from Friday 18 March to Tuesday 29 March. Mogol Post visited their site in the heavy industrial area outside Lephalale on Tuesday in order to hear from them what the reason for the strike is.
Workers were sitting outside the gates on the site complaining that they do not get enough money for the kind of work that they do. “These people are making a lot of money but they do not pay us accordingly” one of the workers said to the paper. According to the representative of the strikers, most of them stayed at home on Tuesday “because nothing is happening”. They also said they will prevent customers from entering the premises so that Nylstene cannot do any business until their wage dispute is resolved. Apparently they threw stones at passing trucks.
Mogol Post spoke to Jan Esterhuizen from Nylstene Lephalale on Tuesday and he said it is a protected industrial strike and management were busy negotiating with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and they believe to find a solution for the wage dispute soon.

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