WORKERS at Naledi Rail Engineering downed tools on Wednesday.
Numsa representative Robert Kgafela (46) told Daily Sun the workers were told their working hours would be reduced and retrenchments could take place.
On Wednesday, the workers embarked on a peaceful protest outside their place of work in Elandsfontein, Germiston in Ekurhuleni.
“Workers will now be restricted to two days which will be unfair on them as they have families to look after,” said Kgafela.
“Some of the workers are not sure if they will get money when the retrenchments take place.”
Sibusiso Nxumalo (32) accused management of favouritism. “We saw a roster with names of people who were going to be made permanent while other workers were faced with possible unemployment because of favouritism,” he claimed.
“We cannot allow thist to happen. Either they make all of us permanent or give us dismissal letters and packages.”
Daily Sun saw a letter from the company’s CEO, Wahed Rasool, in which he demanded that workers return to work or face disciplinary action. Daily Sun was unable to get comment from management.