Stewards strike outside Ellis Park

2010-06-15 13:40

Hundreds of stadium stewards are striking outside Ellis Park in

Johannesburg ahead of the World Cup match between Brazil and North Korea to

demand more pay.

A 26-year-old man from Tembisa said today that more than 2 000

stewards have been striking since 12.30pm. The match kicks off at 8:30 pm.

He said he’s been offered R190 to work 10 hours and the pay has

been going down since they started work on May 27, adding he would work for

R500. He said: “If they say no, there won’t be any security.”

The man spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of

reprisals.

World Cup organisers have said that police will take over security

if stewards follow colleagues in Cape Town and Durban by striking.


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