WHITE SOUTH AFRICANS PROTEST AGAINST DISCRIMINATION

PRETORIA– More than 20 years after the end of apartheid, white workers at a petrochemical firm in South Africa are going on strike to protest against discrimination.

Around 3,000 employees at the plant are unhappy that only black workers have been offered company shares.

South African companies are required to meet quotas on black ownership, employment and procurement as part of a drive to reverse decades of exclusion under apartheid. Meeting the rules makes a company more likely to qualify for government tenders.

Solidarity has been waging a challenge against racial quotas in the workplace, and lodged a complaint against the policy in 2016 with the U.N. Human Rights Commission.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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