Solidarity members employed at Sasol in Secunda must make a decision on whether they will strike over alleged unfairness in company policy.
The company instituted a Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) share scheme last year which was rejected by the trade union over its exclusion of white employees.
Sasol Khanyisa would place 25 percent of Sasol’s ownership with black South Africans and would replace Sasol’s previous scheme called Sasol Inzalo.
After the presentation of the company’s annual financial results, Joint President and CEO Stephen Cornell said the group would continue to engage with the union, but were committed to economic transformation.
According to Sasol, the scheme is not a company benefit or compensation scheme, but aims to address the B-BBEE codes and focuses on the inclusion of black employees as defined by the codes.
From Monday, Solidarity members at the Sasolburg plants must decide on if they will strike along with a national protest organised by Solidarity.