OFFICIALS who participated in racist activities and harassed colleagues at Sun City in North West will be dismissed and face criminal charges.
This was contained in a memorandum of understanding signed by Cosatu and Sun International management yesterday.
"The memorandum states that two officials will be suspended and one dismissed and that they will also face criminal charges," said Cosatu North West secretary Solly Phetoe.
"The memorandum also says a full investigation will be carried out on the security company and that Cosatu will embark on legal action against them."
Cosatu had complained that a Falcon Security employee played a racially offensive CD at a staff function and that guards had strip-searched employees accused of theft.
Sun management on Wednesday acknowledged that some Sun City employees had not been treated with the respect to which they were entitled and promised strong action would be taken against those responsible.
Yesterday morning an estimated 1000 protesters converged on the resort demanding the dismissal of certain managers and the termination of the contracts of the resorts two security companies. The picketers said they would not leave until an agreement had been reached.
By 2.30pm Phetoe said though the understanding had been signed people were still demonstrating. He expected them to disperse shortly.
It was also agreed at the meeting that no disciplinary steps would be taken against those who took part in yesterday's picket.
In a statement Sun City said operations at the resort continued as normal all day - the first day of the annual Nedbank Golf Challenge.
Police spokesperson Lesego Metsi said no violence had been reported though SABC radio had reported a confrontation between workers and the police. - Sapa