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strike thumb medium85 85GroundUp reports that Aspen Pharmacare, the country’s largest generic pharmaceutical manufacturer, has been granted an interdict by the Labour Court against striking workers at its Port Elizabeth operation.  

The company has also served employees with letters to stop their industrial action.  The workers started picketing outside the company premises on Thursday last week demanding better working conditions.  According to Thulani Radasi, an organiser for the South African Chemical Workers' Union (Sacwu), amongst the workers’ complaints are that shop stewards are being victimised and are accordingly afraid to do union work, there is outstanding money owed to workers in a share scheme project and people who have worked for the company for more than ten years are still contract workers.  Aspen Head of Communications, Shauneen Beukes, advised:  "Aspen will investigate all the allegations raised by workers and issue a statement to the media in due course."

  • Read this report by Joseph Chirume in full at GroundUp

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