OR Tambo unfazed by ‘unaligned’ protesters

2010-06-30 08:54

A group of protesters had to be removed from the OR Tambo

International Airport building this morning, a spokesperson for Airports Company

South Africa (Acsa) said today.

Solomon Makgale said the group had issued a statement last week

threatening to strike, but an interdict granted to Acsa declared the strike


This morning they gathered at the terminal building, but were told

that the strike was illegal and that they had to move.

The group of 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 available to comment, but

Makgale said he understood that it was a recently formed unaligned union 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.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.