World Cup workers walk off the job
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Following a labour dispute involving soccer match stewards, South African police have taken over security duties for World Cup games in Cape Town and Durban. Security personnel staged a sit-down protest in the Durban stadium on Sunday, and walked off the job before yesterday's match in Cape Town.
The security workers are in a contract dispute with their employer, Stallion Security Consortium Pty (Ltd). Workers claim they were promised as much as seven times as much pay for a shift than what they are currently receiving.
Following the match between Germany and Australia on Sunday, workers staged a sit-in on the grounds of the Durban stadium and were attacked by police with tear gas and rubber bullets.
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The 2010 organizing committee claims they are working on resolving this dispute.
Some South African unions have threatened to severely disrupt the country during the World Cup if labour demands are not met. South Africa currently has one of the largest income disparities in the world.
- "World Cup workers clash with police" — , June 14th, 2010
- "World cup workers clash with police" — , June 14th, 2010
- Martin Evans. "World Cup 2010: security staff at England's next match walk out over wages" — , June 14th, 2010