Dischem workers embark on strike in Midrand

The union's Solly Malema says members are being discriminated against, with some being denied a 13th cheque.

Protesting Dischem workers block the road in Midrand over wage negotiations deadlock. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - Dischem employees affiliated to National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers (Nupsaw) are protesting outside the retailer's head offices in Midrand on Wednesday morning.

About 500 workers are demonstrating over the right for union affiliation.

The union's Solly Malema says that members are being discriminated against, with some being denied a 13th cheque.

“Companies refusing to grant us the organisational rights in terms of Section 21 and during December when the company was paying annual bonuses, they completely refused to pay union members annual bonuses.”

Police say some roads in the area have been closed off.