Airport protesters removed

2010-06-30 10:17
Johannesburg - A group of protesters had to be removed from the OR Tambo International Airport building on Wednesday morning, a spokesperson for the Airports Company of SA (Acsa) said.

Solomon Makgale said the group had issued a statement last week threatening to strike but an interdict granted to Acsa declared the strike unprotected.

On Wednesday morning they gathered at the terminal building but were told the strike was illegal and they had to move.

The group of between 150 to 180 people regrouped away from the terminal building and sang songs.

There had not been any clashes with police.

"It's very orderly, it has had no impact whatsoever on normal airport operations," said Makgale.

A representative of the union was not immediately available to comment,  but Makgale said he understood that it was a recently formed unaligned union.

He said it was made of a group of people employed by the cleaning and retail services at the airport, who had been dismissed for various transgressions, including organising and participating in illegal industrial action.

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