JOHANNESBURG - White Solidarity-affiliated employees of Sasol have decided to embark on a strike from Monday.
Sasol received the notification of the strike intention and stated it has activated contingency methods to minimise potential operational disruption.
Solidarity has threatened three weeks of industrial action, saying in a statement, "Our 6 300 members are highly trained employees of major strategic importance to Sasol. We intend to switch off a different section of Sasol each day by means of well-laid and strategic plans. We have the knowledge and influence to achieve that."
The trade union has said they will shut Secunda down with the support of local businesses.
They have reportedly approached the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) for permission for its members to launch legal protest action at hundreds of employers in South Africa which was summarily denied.
Solidarity stated their intention to go to court next week to take Nedlac’s decision under review.
Sasol has said they remain committed to open and honest engagement with all their trade union partners.