Dion-Wired, Masscash closures to affect over 1000 workers

Dion-Wired, Masscash closures to affect over 1000 workers

The Massmart Group has initiated a consultation process regarding the closure of 34 unprofitable Dion-Wired and Masscash across the country.


Massmart Group’s Corporate Affairs Executive, Brian Leroni said this includes 23 Dion-Wired and 11 Masscash stores.

Close to 1440 workers would be affected by the process that could lead to retrenchments.

“The closures are not restricted to one province, the geographic spread is around the country where these stores have a presence,” said Leroni.

The company said the potential store closure consultation process is in terms of section 189 and section 189A of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995, as amended, with organised labour and other relevant stakeholders.

Leroni could not provide a timeframe of the closure process.

He, however, said what is important is that consultations are exhausted and meaningful, “And that our staff feel that they are included and can give opinions to us.”

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) could not comment on the matter until the union received more information.

The South African Commercial, Catering, and Allied Workers Union (SACCAWU), which represents some workers in the process, were not available for comment.

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