Satawu unhappy about security

2016-04-20 06:00
MEMBERS of the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) recently marched to the Dihlabeng Local Municipality to hand over their memorandum.  Photo: Tladi Moloi

MEMBERS of the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) recently marched to the Dihlabeng Local Municipality to hand over their memorandum. Photo: Tladi Moloi

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BOHLOKONG. – The under-fire Zero Tolerance Security personnel were unshaken in their green uniforms, with rubber-bullet guns in hand, at the Dihlabeng Local Municipality headquarters during the recent march by the members of the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) who wants the security company’s contract terminated with immediate effect.

About 200 members of Satawu marched to the local municipality headquarters to hand over a memorandum of complaints with regard to the newly-appointed security company.

The fuming members marched from the Boiketlong Hall in Bohlokong, braving the cold and rainy weather.

The executive mayor, Tjhetane Mofokeng, was not present to receive the memorandum, however, and the organisers of the march refused to give it to a delegate.

Zero Tolerance was apparently awarded a municipality tender and assumed duty with effect from 1 April, replacing Cybko Security.

Satawu is against the appointment of the new company and wants the municipality to be integrated.

Jack Mazibuko, provincial secretary of Satawu, said they were very disappointed with the officials who had never showed up to receive the memorandum.

He added that they were going to direct it to the office of the premier for him to intervene.

“We were following protocol by coming here, but now that they did not come, we will take it forward. The mayor agreed that he would be available to take the memorandum, but we are disappointed that he did not turn up,” he said.

Mazibuko said the appointed security company had not been complying with the sectoral determination.

“When this company arrived here, they fired the security personnel of the previous company and came with their own people. We don’t want that. Imagine when someone loses a job, what is going to happen to his or her family?” he said.

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