South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) members will march to the Dr JS Moroka Local Municipality in Mpumalanga today, 6 December.
SATAWU members will be accompanied by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) in the province to deliver a memorandum of demands to the municipality.
The disgruntled workers are security officers who guard municipality property. They are unhappy because their employers consistently pay their wages late and they still have not received end of November wages. SATAWU engaged employers to find out why wages are paid late or withheld. Employers explained that the municipality often pays them late or not at all for services rendered.
SATAWU’s requests to engage the municipality were ignored hence the march.
Workers are also aggrieved their provident fund contributions (including the employers’ portion) have not been paid over to the administrator for more than two years.
Marchers will gather at the Siyabuswa Community Clinic at 11 am and march to the Dr JS Moroka Local Municipality offices on Bongimfundo Street.
For more details and to arrange interviews contact:
Zanele Sabela, SATAWU Media Officer, 011 403 2077, firstname.lastname@example.org