No pay for workers at Sarah Baartman Centre

2017-10-05 06:00
: Derrick “Rudi” Jaffon, Kouga Mayor Elza van Lingen, worker Melikhaya Mbonda and Tourism Portfolio Councillor Frances Baxter at the distribution of the food parcels last week. Photo: SUPPLIED

: Derrick “Rudi” Jaffon, Kouga Mayor Elza van Lingen, worker Melikhaya Mbonda and Tourism Portfolio Councillor Frances Baxter at the distribution of the food parcels last week. Photo: SUPPLIED

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“THE workers depend on their salaries to put food on their families’ tables and the past few weeks have been very tough on them,” she said.

The food parcels, sponsored by a butchery from Humansdorp, were distributed to workers on Thursday while the municipality has also been trying to arrange with the Department of Social Development and Sassa to assist the workers with groceries until such a time as their outstanding monies are paid.

“The Kouga Council will do everything in our power to help the affected families and will continue to put pressure on the roleplayers. We have already requested intervention at a national level so as to allow Public Works to sort out the matter urgently.”

Jaffon said the workers were very grateful to the Mayor for coming to their assistance so speedily.

“We would also like to thank the project architect, Raymond Drake, for his unwavering support,” he said.

According to the Department of Public Works, Lubbe Construction will be withdrawing from the project and another contractor appointed to complete the work. This process will, however, take several weeks to finalise.

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