Secunda - A total of 83 percent of Solidarity members at Sasol in Secunda in Mpumalanga have voted in favour of a strike to protest the company’s exclusion of white employees from an employee share ownership plan, the trade union said on Sunday.
"On Monday 27 August Solidarity members at the Sasolburg plants will get the opportunity to exercise their strike vote," Solidarity said in a statement.
"It will be the first time in South African history that white employees would go on strike because of exclusion based on race. In addition to the strike, Solidarity is also planning a national protest which people from all over the country can join."
Solidarity CEO Dirk Hermann said the Sasol issue was a case study on the exclusion white people were experiencing in general.
“We are going to launch a massive campaign by way of which people will be able to show their support to the Sasol employees. A special page has been created on www.solidarity.co.za where people can support those workers.