Labour Dept staff refuse to end strike

2014-05-06 00:00

STAFF at the Pietermaritzburg Department of Labour office have continued striking, demanding the results of an investigation into their boss before they return to work.

They want the findings of an investigation into their manager Sindi Zungu to be presented to them.

“The Nkandla report was presented by the public protector Thuli Madonsela about the president’s home. Why is the department failing to present this one? What is it that they are scared of,” asked Sifiso Meyiwa, a member of the public.

National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) regional secretary Zimasile Giyama said the matter had dragged on for long enough.

About 120 staff members have been reporting for work outside the offices dressed in Nehawu T-shirts. This as frustrated members of the public are not getting the service they require, with only three managers working.

Public Servants Association of South Africa (PSA) provincial manager André van Schalkwyk said they requested the department’s representatives to provide feedback on a regular basis regarding the probe.

He added that the staff still believe that the report will be a solution to many problems.

“The fact that the department is not providing any feedback or sharing its findings and recommendations regarding the issues that were identified by the unions, make the situation problematic,” said Van Schalkwyk.

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