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Sarmcol strike

Explanation
In 1985, workers at the British Tyre and Rubber (BTR) Sarmcol factory in Mpophomeni, outside Howick, Natal, went on strike in support of demands for the recognition of the Metal and Allied Workers' Union (MAWU). Management claimed the strike was illegal and, in March 1985, fired all 970 workers. Following an Inkatha rally in the area on 5 December 1986, four prominent MAWU members were abducted and three of them killed (See MAWU abductions.) The killings set in process a lengthy period of political conflict in the area. In March 1998, 13 years after the initial strike, the Appeal Court ruled in favour of the 970 dismissed strikers.

... factory for participating in a strike. At the time, there was intense local conflict between Inkatha and COSATU/MAWU members following the 1985 Sarmcol strike. See Sarmcol strike. ...
... Police stopped the bus, sprayed teargas and assaulted the passengers as they were trying to disembark. The incident occurred at the time of the Sarmcol strike. See Sarmcol strike. ...
Her house was burnt down by unidentified people at Howick, Natal, in 1987, allegedly because her son refused to take part in the Sarmcol rubbery factory strike. See Sarmcol strike.
A UDF supporter who was attacked with stones by fellow UDF supporters in Mpophomeni, KwaZulu, near Howick, Natal, in June 1985, as he returned from work during the Sarmcol rubber factory strike. See Sarmcol strike.
She had her house burnt down by members of the ‘Amakati’ vigilante group in Mpophomeni, KwaZulu, near Howick, Natal, in October 1985. Her husband was working at Sarmcol at the time, and was not participating in the strike. See Sarmcol strike.
... Natal, on 10 November 1989. Mr Zondi was involved in the Sarmcol rubber factory strike, which had fuelled political conflict in the area. See Sarmcol strike. ...
... who attacked him at his home in Mpophomeni, KwaZulu, near Howick, Natal, on 1 March 1989, allegedly because his father had participated in the Sarmcol strike at Howick. His father was killed during this attack. See Sarmcol strike. ...
... Sarmcol rubbery factory strike at Howick. He died of his injuries in hospital a month later. His son was also severely injured in the attack. See Sarmcol strike. ...
A UDF and MAWU supporter who was stabbed to death by Inkatha supporters in political conflict during the Sarmcol strike at Mpophomeni, KwaZulu, near Howick, Natal, on 6 December 1986. See Sarmcol strike.
burnt. One survived the attack. At the time, there was intense local conflict between Inkatha and KwaZulu Police and MAWU members following the 1985 Sarmcol strike. An inquest found nine known Inkatha members responsible, but no one was charged. ...
Was raped when a gang calling itself the ‘Amakati’ attacked her family home in Mpophomeni, KwaZulu, near Howick, Natal, in 1991. The family was allegedly targeted because her uncle had refused to join a strike at the Sarmcol plant in Mpophomeni. The family home was burnt down.
Was injured when a gang calling itself the ‘Amakati’ attacked and burnt down his family home in 1991 in Mpophomeni, KwaZulu, near Howick, Natal. The family was allegedly targeted because his uncle refused to join a strike at the Sarmcol plant at Mpophomeni.
Was raped when a gang calling itself the ‘Amakati’ attacked her family home in Mpophomeni, KwaZulu, near Howick, Natal, in 1991. The family was allegedly targeted because her uncle had refused to join a strike at the Sarmcol plant in Mpophomeni. The family home was burnt down.
Was injured when a gang calling itself the ‘Amakati’ attacked and burnt down his family home in 1991 in Mpophomeni, KwaZulu, near Howick, Natal. The family was allegedly targeted because his uncle refused to join a strike at the Sarmcol plant at Mpophomeni.
A NUM shopsteward who was harassed in 1986 by IFP supporters at Howick, Natal, for his participation in the Sarmcol strike, which began in April 1985.
was burnt down by Inkatha supporters on 1 September 1985 in Mpophomeni, KwaZulu, near Howick, Natal, at a time of tension and conflict following the Sarmcol strike. Mr Vilakazi was allegedly targeted because he warned people against violence. He moved from the area. His house was again burnt down ...
An ANC supporter and union member who was assaulted by members of the SADF in Edendale, KwaZulu, near Pietermaritzburg, in September 1986, during the Sarmcol strike.
 
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