EFF hands over memorandum to major chain outlet

2015-09-17 06:00
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EFF members march to Pick n Pay to hand over a memorandum demanding that temporary employees be employed permanently, among other issues.

PHOTO: supplied EFF members march to Pick n Pay to hand over a memorandum demanding that temporary employees be employed permanently, among other issues.

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AFTER a “call made” by Pick n Pay staff, Economic Freedom Fighters members responded by marching to the store and handing over a memorandum which demanded that all temporary employees be hired permanently.

EFF provincial chairperson, Vukani Ndlovu, said this was part of showing that as a political party they take people’s concerns seriously.

“We have had workers in big supermarkets complaining about not being permanent employees, this in conjunction with a call of getting rid of labour brokers.

“We have people who have been working in these supermarkets for years, but they are not hired permanently. Some of them work for decades without being registered. The majority of these people are African people. Other races are catered for. We are saying that is enough and we are behind them,” said Ndlovu.

The march was held at provincial level.

In Durban EFF members marched to Pick n Pay in the Workshop. There was also a march in Port Shepstone and in Longmarket Street in Pietermaritzburg.

Asked when they expecting to get a response from Pick n Pay, Ndlovu said: “We are giving them a month or two to respond to the memorandum that was handed over.

“In the memorandum we made it clear that we want all temporary employees to be hired permanently. The other issue was the issue of the labour brokers - we want them gone. So a month or two should be enough time for them to discuss and decide a way forward about the issues raised. We embarked on a peaceful march. No one was attacked or hurt during the march,” said Ndlovu.

At the time of going to press no comment was forthcoming from Pick n Pay

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