LOC referee stadium dispute
Johannesburg – World Cup organisers are meeting with stadium stewards and a security contractor to resolve a pay dispute that saw police use tear gas and fire rubber bullets at striking workers after the Germany-Australia match in Durban.
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South Africa organising committee spokesperson Rich Mkhondo says the talks are intended to ensure that disputes do not spread to other host cities and stadiums.
Mkhondo said World Cup organisers had a contract with the security company, Stallion, but that "we don't get involved on what an employer pays their employees".
The dispute flared at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban early on Monday, three hours after Germany's 4-0 win.
Disgruntled stewards had tried to stay in the stadium to protest wage levels.
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