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Petition: Stop Government Salary Increases

15 January 2014, 12:42


The petition is really important and our town could use your help. Petitions such as this stand more chance of gaining media attention and make it harder for the recipient to ignore the message.

Stop the crazy salary increases of Knysna's politicians and Municipal Directors this month. Despite our small population of 68000, 6 staff members will earn annual packages of more than R1million per year. 2 already earn R1.4million.

Bonuses, by law, are now obligatory i.e. they receive them whether they do their job or not.

What they called a "clean" audit was a monstrosity of misrepresentation. Checking for slips for payments has got nothing to do with real accountability. It's what was paid for that counts!

The salaries budget has increased by over 90% the past 4 years whilst rates have gone up 50% in the same period. Knysna is broke and has to keep borrowing money which kills our future. Last week, they requested new tenders for loan finance.

Stop the madness. Remember that we were promised, in the run up to elections, transparency, austerity and open doors. We got none of that. Our best bet for getting the truth is to get Helen Zille to investigate her own people and ensure that they're put on the right track towards serving us, who pay their salaries.

Please support this petition and share this email. Love Knysna by saving Knysna.


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