South African police to ensure security at World Cup stadiums despite strikes
As security staff at four World Cup stadiums staged strikes and refused to come back to work by far, South African police will instead provide primary security till the end of the tournament, said South African national police commissioner, Xinhua reported.
Big strikes broke out this week at four stadiums including Durban's Moses Mabhida stadium, Cape Town's Greenpoint Stadium and Johannesburg's Soccer City and Ellis Park, as security staff were not content with low wages.
South African national police commissioner Bheki Cele, said that local police has taken over the security work at these four stadiums, and so far no spectators or players have been beset by security problems.
South African police would also stay in charge of the security at the international broadcast center adjacent to Soccer City in Johannesburg, according to South African Press Association (SAPA).
If strikes broke out in other stadiums, local police will take over the security work there too, added Cele.
According to SAPA, Cele said that the security work of World Cup stadiums were contracted-out with Stallion Security company. The Labour union has come forward to coordination, but the two sides fail to reach agreements so far.