Shoprite withdraws summons against workers persist with disciplinary hearings

Shoprite withdraws summons against workers persist with disciplinary hearings

Shoprite has withdrawn the summons against 93 of its employees that the company sued for N$4,5 million.
This comes a day after Windhoekers protested in front of the retailer’s Independence Avenue outlet to force it to stop the court action.
Activists have been calling for a consumer boycott after the South African group insisted on disciplinary hearings for employees who went on a wildcat strike for better working conditions and a salary increase in 2015.
Shoprite, however, said in a statement, “the internal disciplinary hearing against these employees are continuing and an outcome is expected in the next few weeks.”
The National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA) supports the Namibian workers, calling for a consumer boycott of the retailer in South Africa.
Paul Malan, Shoprite's country operations manager in Namibia, confirmed the withdrawal of the lawsuit against its employees.
He refused to say anything further and referred all questions to South African-based public relations officer, Sarita van Wyk.