KWA ZULU, South Africa (Oct. 8, 2012)—Union bosses in South Africa have condemned the dismissal of 245 workers from the Dunlop Belting Products factory in Howick in the heart of Kwa Zulu Natal.
A press release from the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa said, “The Dunlop workers have been on a protected strike action since August 22, 2012, in demand of a living wage and improved conditions of employment as encoded in the Labour Relations Act.”
The statement continued, “Dunlop must, urgently, engage with the union, or face the consequences of their intransigence.”
The plant was built in 1919 and makes conveyor belts as well as industrial belts. The Howick unit also mixes compound for all Dunlop Industrial Products facilities.
No comment was available from Dunlop Belting products.