15 Jun 2010

Unofficial strike hits World Cup

Hundreds of football fans were stranded in Johannesburg on Monday after the Netherlands-Denmark game when bus drivers went on impromptu strike. Drivers were complaining they were not given sufficient warning that they would be expected to work longer hours during the tournament.
This strike is one of several labour incidents that have come during the World Cup when unions have tried to squeeze concessions out of the government which had been hoping the event would increase national unity.

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