According to other reports, around 400 stadium staff protested against a cut in wages from 250 Rand to 190 Rand (around €18) per day.
Hundreds of stewards came together to protest. In the words of Rich Mkhondo, head of communications for the local World Cup organising committee: “Police were called on to disperse the protesting stewards”, portraying the conflict as an “internal pay dispute between the principal security company employed by the organising committee and some of the static security stewards employed by the company at the match”.
At least one woman was injured by rubber bullets. Two workers were arrested. When the police tried to disperse the workers from a car park near the stadium, they used a stun grenade.
Already one year ago, on the Confederations Cup workers protested because they were given less than the promised wage.
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