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Workers Strike At Heineken SA, Firm Says Operations Unaffected

Heineken South Africa said on Tuesday workers contracted to a company that provides it with logistics services were on strike at its Sedibeng Brewery, but the work stoppage had caused minimal disruptions.

The Protest

The beer and cider maker said the workers, who are employed by Imperial Managed Logistics, are protesting over poor conditions at a shelter provided for bottle sorters stationed at the Sedibeng Brewery. The firm said it had improved the shelter.

The striking workers could not be reached for comment.

Monitoring The Situation

Heineken said the strike should be discontinued after a labour court ruled earlier on Tuesday in favour of Imperial to interdict the strike, which started at 04.00 GMT.

The maker of Windhoek and Miller Genuine Draft added that it will continue to monitor the situation.

Heineken's 3.5 billion rand ($210 million) Sedibeng brewery, located in the south of Johannesburg, was launched in 2010.

News by Reuters, edited by ESM. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: European Supermarket Magazine.

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