Aspen hit by new law row

Members of the SA Chemical Workers' Union gather outside of Aspen in North End yesterday, after they refused to sign flexi-time contracts with the company. Picture by: MIKE HOLMES
Members of the SA Chemical Workers’ Union gather outside of Aspen in North End yesterday, after they refused to sign flexi-time contracts with the company. Picture by: MIKE HOLMES

Employees tell how they were kicked out

THEIR dreams of permanent jobs were shattered yesterday when temporary workers at pharmaceutical giant Aspen were booted off the premises.

The group of unhappy workers, who gathered outside one of Aspen’s North End facilities, said they were kicked out because they refused to sign flexi-time contracts which would run from March 29 to September 26.

The workers had hoped to get permanent employment as new labour amendments come into effect tomorrow.

After negotiations between the company, the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) and the SA Chemical Workers’ Union (Sacwu) and Chemical Energy Paper Printing Wood and Allied Workers’ Union (Ceppwawu), facilitation was ended.

-Cindy Preller

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