Amafa wokers call on Premier to resolve woes

2014-07-31 00:00

THE workers of Amafa staged a sit-in at their offices in Pietermaritzburg yesterday.

Amafa is a KwaZulu Natal heritage department which falls under the premier’s office.

The staff are calling for Premier Senzo Mchunu to intervene on their grievances with the board (council).

They said their grievances have not been addressed “for years”.

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union members sat in a conference room at Amafa and demanded to see council members.

One of their complaints is that their salaries are allegedly lagging 30% behind those of other provincial departments.

An employee said there was also a problem with lack of transformation and communication with management.

Premier’s spokesperson Ndabezinhle Sibiya said they were aware of the challenges facing Amafa and that a new board was appointed last year to deal with the grievances.

“We are in the process of hiring a new CEO who would be able to address the concerns of the workers,” he said.

“The premier has a scheduled meeting with staff of Amafa to understand their concerns,” said Sibiya.

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