WCup organizers referee stadium staff pay dispute
World Cup organizers are meeting with stadium stewards and a
security contractor to resolve a pay dispute that saw police use
tear gas and fire rubber bullets at workers after the
Germany-Australia match in Durban.
South Africa organizing committee spokesman Rich Mkhondo says
the talks are intended to ensure that disputes do not spread to
other host cities and stadiums.
Mkhondo said World Cup organizers had a contract with the
security company, Stallion, but that “we don’t get involved on
what an employer pays their employees.”
The dispute flared at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban early on
Monday, three hours after the match.
Disgruntled stewards had tried to stay in the stadium to protest