SABMiller and its subsidiary, Amalgamated Beverage Industries (ABI), are facing a R6-billion lawsuit by 150 owner drivers whose contracts were scrapped over the last five years, reports the Daily Maverick's partner, Chronicle.
The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield on Monday spoke to the co-author of the article, Richard Poplak about the investigation. One of the owner-drivers, Ephraim Sakwe, also explained how the outsourcing arrangement worked.
Listen to the conversation below:
Effectively what SABMiller and ABI (its subsidiary) did was to figure out a way to outsource its employees... You can see that the contracts were completely exploitative.— Richard Poplak, Co-author of Casualties of Cola
We were not asked to put any input as entrepreneurs... but instead it was a one-way statement that you'd listen to them and do as they wish. They would tell you that 'you are just a mere contractor'— Ephraim Sakwe, former owner-driver