Spur CEO Pierre van Tonder penned an open letter to trade union Solidarity after the union voiced its support of a boycott of Spur in response to an incident in March which saw a white man banned after behaving aggressively towards a black woman.
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Van Tonder.
Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).
Trade unions, one assumes, act in the best interest of workers.— Pierre van Tonder, Spur
I’m gobsmacked!— Pierre van Tonder, Spur
It’s a political agenda.— Pierre van Tonder, Spur
We were offered advertising space on their [Solidarity] website.— Pierre van Tonder, Spur
The boycott is [still] holding.— Pierre van Tonder, Spur
We’re assisting the affected franchisees.— Pierre van Tonder, Spur
People haven’t looked at the footage properly.— Pierre van Tonder, Spur
Especially when a man grabs a child and pulls him across the table… it’s not acceptable!— Pierre van Tonder, Spur
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