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sasolEWN reports that petrochemical giant Sasol says it is continuing to try and find an amicable solution with unions Amcu and Ceppwawu following protests at its Ekandustria site outside Bronkhorstspruit.  

Workers are demanding an increase in their transport allowance from R350 to R1,500.  "We remain open to engagement and our objective is to ensure an amicable resolution to the matter.  Our priority is to ensure the safety of all personnel on site, our staff, service providers and the community,” said a Sasol spokesperson.  On Monday, hundreds of protesting Sasol workers were dispersed with rubber bullets and tear gas at the site.  According to protest leader Julius Molebatsi, workers became violent when they realised the company was continuing with production, despite an agreement for activities to remain suspended amid authorised demonstrations.  But Sasol commented that there was no agreement with the unions to halt operations.

  • A short report is at EWN

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