Go-slow if ‘meeting like gentlemen’ fails

2011-12-23 00:00

WHILE a closed-door meeting between Durban Metro Police management and the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) takes place today at the Durban City Hall, several union members plan to gather outside to show their dismay at alleged unfair appointments within the Durban Metro Police.

Metro police members this week threatened massive strike action if their demands were not met, but Samwu KwaZulu-Natal secretary, Jaycee Ncanana, said there is still hope for an amicable solution to grievances.

“We are meeting with senior management who have agreed to discuss the issues like gentlemen, but we will do what we have to if members are not satisfied,” said Ncanana.

Union members have called for the suspension of human resources manager Monty Naidoo and Senior Superintendent Rajen Chin.

The union members were also concerned about their lack of training and delays in being permanently employed.

Metro police spokesperson, senior superintendent Eugene Msomi condemned previous meetings by Metro police members, who threatened to engage in a “go-slow”.

The meetings saw scores of Samwu members, whose number included Metro police officers, gather outside the station in Old Fort Road to hand over a list of grievances.

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