Business as usual at Cape Town Refinery, despite ongoing strike
By Khanyisa Tabata
12 July 2011
Work continues at the Chevron Refinery in Cape Town despite an ongoing nationwide strike by workers in the petroleum and pharmaceutical industries.
The Chemical Energy Paper Printing Wood and Allied Workers’ Union went on strike yesterday. They are calling for a 13-percent wage increase, a six-thousand-Rand minimum wage, and a 40-hour week.
Meanwhile the Durban Air Show will take place this weekend despite fears of a fuel shortage.
Spokesperson Ray de Vries says they have had a number of calls from the public asking whether the event will be cancelled.
De Vries says they have made the necessary arrangements and are confident that there won’t be any problems.