World Cup security guards on strike

Police have taken over security at soccer stadiums in South Africa
||Last Updated: 11/09/2010

Security guards working the World Cup matches in Cape Town and Durban, South Africa, have gone on strike.

World Cup committee chief executive Danny Jordaan said the problem was an "employer-employee wage dispute."

On June 13, police broke up a protest by about 500 guards at the Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban. Workers said their basic daily pay had been slashed by about one-third without notice.