Suspension of strike at Hisense’s Atlantis factory in South Africa

He said an agreement had been reached between management and employees and operations had resumed.

CAPE TOWN – Hisense South Africa said on Monday that a strike at its Atlantis factory had been suspended.

He said an agreement had been reached between management and employees and operations had resumed.

The Chinese consumer electronics company has taken over its business after an organized strike turned violent last month. Protests were organized by permanent workers, who protested that they had been laid off without five days’ notice.

Three employees said Eyewitness News that some workers had not received their full wages since January, while one claimed that Hisense blamed the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, theft from a warehouse and the hijacking of a truck in Gauteng.

Hisense South Africa has confirmed that the strike was due to the implementation of short-time work, following a robbery at the Hisense warehouse in Johannesburg early last month.

The company said the theft made the warehouse an active crime scene, preventing them from moving manufactured stock from its Cape Town factory.

He added that the theft had also prevented the company from providing workers with the agreed five-day notice for short-term implementation.