From CNBC Africa
South Africa’s Shoprite repeals its decision to fire 3,000 striking workers in Zambia after government intervention.
The grocer backtracked on its decision after Lusaka threatened to revoke its license, the Labour Minister said recently.
“We told them we would revoke their trading license if they went ahead with the dismissals,” Fackson Shamenda told Reuters.
“I have now given them 10 days in which to negotiate and resolve the problem. All the outlets are working normally now and I am on my way to buy bread from Shoprite.”
A spokeswoman for Shoprite declined to immediately comment.
Shoprite announced the sackings after workers went on strike this week for higher wages, the minister said, adding the government wanted the company to pay wages “far above” the minimum wage. Read more at CNBC Africa.