EFF marches to BMW in Rosslyn

IOL pic bmw logo on red AP Picture: Frank Augstein, AP

Pretoria - The EFF yesterday marched to BMW South Africa in Rosslyn in solidarity with former SA Trim workers.

The march was to highlight the plight of SA Trim workers who were allegedly unfairly dismissed.

They were demanding their severance packages and their contributions to the unemployment insurance fund.

SA Trim operated under Automotive Leather Company (ALC), a subsidiary of BMW South Africa.

Mabele Molisane, chairman of ALC/SA Trim workers forum, said problems started after BMW announced that ALC would take over ownership and management of the affairs of SA Trim.

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Molisane said, under the new management, old workers started being retrenched while others were forced to work overtime.

He claimed he was suspended for two months without pay after raising issues that “bothered me in open discussion meetings”.


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