SASOL:  26,500   -1315 (-4.73%)  17/08/2019 00:00

South African union to begin strike by white workers at Sasol

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 2 (Reuters) - South Africa's mainly white Solidarity union will begin a strike on Monday at petrochemicals firm Sasol over a share ownership scheme offered exclusively for black staff.

"We intend to switch off a different section of Sasol each day by means of well-laid and strategic plans," the union said in a statement.

Under black economic empowerment rules, South African companies are required to meet quotas on black ownership, employment and procurement as part of a drive to reverse decades of exclusion under apartheid. (Reporting by Tanisha Heiberg Editing by Alison Williams)

First Published: 2018-09-02 09:28:30
Updated 2018-09-02 09:39:15

© 2019 Thomson Reuters. All rights reserved. Reuters content is the intellectual property of Thomson Reuters or its third party content providers. Any copying, republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Thomson Reuters. Thomson Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon. "Reuters" and the Reuters Logo are trademarks of Thomson Reuters and its affiliated companies.