The strike at Durban’s Moses Mabhida stadium, a host venue for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, continued into its ninth day on Thursday.

“Discussions went on till late last night, but no resolution was reached, and a meeting is scheduled for 10:00 in Durban at Group Five’s offices,” National Union of Mineworkers spokesperson Lesiba Seshoka told Engineering News Online.

He said that a nationwide “sympathy strike” across all stadium construction sites was “still on the cards”.

Earlier this week, the union threatened to bring construction on all 2010-related projects to a halt.

Concerns over delays increase as each day impacts on the delivery of the project, although Group Five has maintained that the strike would not affect the city’s ability to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

About 300 workers have been involved in the strike and have called for a R1 500 monthly project bonus.

PUBLICATION: Engineering News
AUTHOR: Christy van der Merwe
DATED: 15th November 2007