Due to the strike and an impasse between MTN and employees, the 21 Days of Y'ello Care Half-Marathon, has been postponed indefinitely.
This was confirmed by the tele-communications giant, through a media release, indicating security risks.
“MTN has the best interests of its stakeholders and the participants at heart and will not put their lives at risk. The current atmosphere is not conducive for the comraderies and festive spirit that this race is renowned for.
We regret any inconvenience caused by the postponement of the race,” says Themba Nyathi, Chief Human Resources Officer – MTN South Africa.
The strike has been on-going for weeks now.
Whereas MTN is delighted that the vast majority of the striking employees have returned to work, the company will leave nothing to chance owing to the violent nature of the industrial action over the past three weeks.
Nyathi reiterated MTN’s commitment to resolve the labour dispute, and has called for the appointment of an independent arbitrator to adjudicate the matter in a fair and impartial manner.
The race was to take place in Johannesburg.
A new race date will be communicated in due course, read the release.