Police officers prevented all marches that were going to the SONA venue on Thursday.
The dairy foods company is undergoing restructuring by it’s new owners, the Israeli-led consortium Milco, which has culled 2,000 jobs with 1,500 more under threat.
Workers with more than 10 years of service at the dairy foods company paint it as exploitative and ruthless.
The acrimonious wage dispute was settled with a 4% increment with Nestlé.
The global foods corporation is accused by the union of racism and unfair labour practices across all its operations in the country.
While their labour is deemed essential under the Covid-19 emergency, farmworkers are not considered important enough to be provided with safe transport.
Former SAB workers have vowed to continue with their struggle to get monies owed to them.
A strike of over 100 days by Blue Ribbon workers at the Salt River Plant came to an end after the workers and the employer agreed on an 8% salary increase
The strike by workers at the Blue Ribbon plant in Salt River, Cape Town, has entered into its third month without a prospect of its ending any time soon.
Blue Ribbon workers have been on strike for over seven weeks with an agreement with the employer still a distant prospect.
Former SAB workers and widows of those who have since passed on are searching for their provident fund benefits after their unfair dismissal in 2001.
On the 13th and the 14th of July 2015 COSATU held its Special National Congress after nearly two years since NUMSA and other affiliates called for it. The special national congress was to allow COSATU’s highest and most democratic decision-making structure to deal decisively with the conflict and divisions in the federation. But after the expulsion of NUMSA and later COSATU General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, the narrative changed for those affiliates who felt that both Vavi and NUMSA were hard done by.