Around 18,000 Massmart employees have gone on strike. These are employees employed across the stores under massmart being Makro, Game and Builders Warehouse. Massmart says that contingency plans to cover for the workers who have gone on strike are in place so that customers are not affected across their stores.
Clover is another company that will face strike action over working conditions and retrenchments. More than 5,000 workers will down tools on Monday.