PMB traffic officers go back to work

2014-03-20 00:00

ROAD Traffic Inspectorate officers who downed tools two days ago in Pietermaritzburg are back at work.

The Department of Transport announced yesterday that management and union leadership had resolved issues affecting Road Traffic Inspectorate’s officers.

“Operations will immediately return to normal as of this afternoon, and from tomorrow [Thursday] all operations will function optimally,” said the department’s head Sbusiso Gumbi.

“In this regard, we would like to thank members of the public for their patience and sincerely apologise for the inconvenience thus far caused,” he said.

The strike grounded all operations at the Mkondeni Testing Ground and left sections of the N3 toll road unguarded.

In a statement, the department said part of the resolution reached dealt with the payment of outstanding overtime claims being paid within a 14-day period.

Transport, Community Safety and Liaison MEC Willies Mchunu said he had been assured that the problems had been resolved.

“This is important to ensure that our officers are always visible on the road to enforce traffic laws and ensure that road users are safe,” he said

The department said other grievances relating to working conditions and training and development will be continuously addressed.

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