Counting the cost of the recent long and violent strikes amounts not just to money, but equally to factors such as Investor / Business confidence and negative publicity.
The Border-Kei Chamber of Business, representing business in Buffalo City and Komani hold the view that the respective strikes were unnecessary and avoidable. Furthermore, suggest that the demands by the employees whether legitimate or not, could have been resolved using the recognised and agreed channels, not least declaring a formal dispute and applying for consent to strike.
The cost of the strike / s must be calculated and recovered, as should the principle of No Work – No Pay, be applied. It should NOT be the ratepayers that foot the cost of this strike.
Business are saying the LRA is very clear and applies to all sectors, with no exception.