Spur CEO opens up about his letter to majority-Afrikaner union Solidarity

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.

(Read: Spur is bleeding from right-wing boycotts)

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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