Strike at Nelspruit stadium

Workers at a 2010 World Cup soccer stadium under construction in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, downed tools yesterday, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said.

Workers at a 2010 World Cup soccer stadium under construction in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, downed tools yesterday, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said.

Spokesman Lesiba Seshoka said: "There is no work being carried out because of issues relating to wages. Workers are demanding bonuses of R2000."

He said that the NUM's coordinator, Onismus Serothwane, was in a meeting with the management of building contractor Basil Read.

"NUM is trying to resolve the matter," said Seshoka.

Workers at Durban's Moses Mabhida Stadium resumed work on Tuesday after a two-week- long labour protest. - Sapa

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