KDM fire dept staff down tools

2017-08-23 06:00
Photos: nkosinathi dubeThe fire department employees brought the CBD to a halt by burning tyres in the main road.

Photos: nkosinathi dubeThe fire department employees brought the CBD to a halt by burning tyres in the main road.

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KWADUKUZA Fire Department employees brought the town to a standstill on Monday, August 14 over a dragging wage dispute with the employer.

Disgruntled workers blocked the town’s main exit and entry points in King Shaka Street and Gledhow Mill Road with burning tyres.
They demanded the attention of the municipal manager, Nhlanhla Mdakane, who with Mayor Ricardo Mthembu was locked in back-to-back meetings.

According to one employee, who refused to be named, the issue has been dragging since July last year and workers­’ demands haven’t been met.

“Our request is that the municipality must treat us as their employees.
“The problem is that most of
us are qualified, but are not
paid accordingly and they must improve our current task grade,” he said.
Another issue is that the workers are unhappy with their director of technical services.The issues had not been resolved at the time of going to press.

 

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