Labour dept strike goes on

2014-04-29 00:00

THERE is still no resolution to the strike action at the Pietermaritzburg Labour Department offices.

Staff have vowed not to work until they are given assurances they will be safe and a report on an investigation against a senior manager is given to their unions.

On Thursday last week the gates were padlocked with chains and a locksmith was called to open them, but staff refused to go inside and work, saying they were not safe.

On Friday, staff stood outside the offices. Sources told The Witness that about eight clerks were brought in from Durban office to assist as there was no service to the public, but they were also chased away by the staff.

The Witness visited the offices on Friday to find members of the public queuing inside.

Department spokesperson Nhlanhla Khumalo said they believe that the situation is under control.

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