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    A march made by several thousand security guards on strike in South Africa turned violent, with several shops set on fire, people beaten, and property destroyed. The leader of the union in charge of this made demands of the Deputy Safety and Security Minister before the crowd disbanded.

    http://www.businessday.co.za/article...?ID=BD4A174584
    "We appreciate all the hard work you've done, the dedicated hours you have worked, and the lives you have saved. However, since this is your third time being late to work, we are terminating your employment here."

  • #2
    Another article detailing the reasons for the strike:
    http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_i...1912111C347850
    "We appreciate all the hard work you've done, the dedicated hours you have worked, and the lives you have saved. However, since this is your third time being late to work, we are terminating your employment here."

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    • #3
      A "working guard" was attacked and seriously injured by those on strike. There is also tell of open civil unrest and open war between the thousands of security guards on strike and the police and of crimes being committed during the strike.

      http://www.mg.co.za/articlePage.aspx...ews__business/
      "We appreciate all the hard work you've done, the dedicated hours you have worked, and the lives you have saved. However, since this is your third time being late to work, we are terminating your employment here."

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      • #4
        The striking Satawu members handed over a memorandum to employers and insurers. Immediately after, they marched from Beyers Naude Square to Johannesburg's Park station, where they said they were "going to look for non-striking security guards".

        Is this normal for their culture? Why weren't they... suppressed by the police? Or the Military.

        This sounds less and less like a "strike" and more an excuse for rioting.
        Some Kind of Commando Leader

        "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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        • #5
          Some details in that story say they had open rioting with the police and had fire opened on them with rubber bullets. I also scanned over one ad that mentioned a working guard getting shot and killed and abductions happening. The issues they are trying to stand up for are real enough, a pay increase, the right to use the bathroom and go on lunch breaks, but the way it is happening simply can't be met with success in my opinion. It appears security has ceased to exist in that country because of its own security guards.
          "We appreciate all the hard work you've done, the dedicated hours you have worked, and the lives you have saved. However, since this is your third time being late to work, we are terminating your employment here."

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          • #6
            The ministy of labour determined the strikes to be illegal. They are continuing the strikes starting on April 26. Gee, I wonder if we would get any results if we tried a massive nationwide strike here?

            http://www.sabcnews.com/economy/labo...125411,00.html
            "We appreciate all the hard work you've done, the dedicated hours you have worked, and the lives you have saved. However, since this is your third time being late to work, we are terminating your employment here."

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