- Hendrick leaving SG left the position of shift boss wide open for the others.
- Ntando offered the position to all the workers and this created a lot of excitement and competition.
- Sibiya and Makgorometja found themselves between a rock and a hard place when choosing between helping Phindile or taking the opportunity to train for the shift boss position.
As Hendrick was permanently relived from his duties and payed out by Sibeko Gold, the position of shift boss became available. This open position has seemed to cause a lot of trouble in the Deep.
Ntando informed the workers that they are all eligible to apply for the position. This made theme extremely excited, but it also caused a lot of competition.
Sibiay does not have a matric, so he lied in his application. The others feel that he is going to be caught out as Ntando is not a stupid man.
Briefly.co.za saw that Sibiya and Makgorometja called a meeting with Ntando to discuss the situation regarding Phindile and her uncle’s pay-out.
They told Ntando that he should pay her, as he did every other family, or the workers were going to down tools.
Ntando commended them for sticking up for what they believed in and for supporting their late colleagues’ family. However, he then stated that their opportunity to train for the shift boss position, would then be revoked.
Sibiya and Makgorometja came out top candidates for the position and HR was ready to inform them and send them on training, but now that they are planning on striking, Ntando is not about to give them a raise for that.
Viewers feel that he quickly used this to get them to diffuse the strike action. A smart move by Ntando.
Later we saw the men discussing what Ntando had told them and it seemed that his plan is working. Sibiya and Makgorometja both agreed that they could not pass up on an opportunity like this.
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