Durban vows to end temp jobs

2012-06-04 17:43

Durban - Durban's eThekwini municipality will turn 3 000 contract and temporary workers into full-time employees before 2016, Mayor James Nxumalo said on Monday.

Opening the ninth national congress of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa), he said the city had already done so with 2 000 workers in the past two years.

The municipality would formalise the employment of a further 3 000 casual contract or temporary workers by the time his current term of office finishes, Nxumalo said.

This would happen in 2016 when local government elections are held.

"I am hoping that as we move forward we will be in a position in eThekwini where there will be no employee who is employed temporarily or employed through agencies by the end of our term of office," the mayor said.

Numsa, along with its other its affiliates in the Congress of SA Trade Unions, has been calling for an end to labour casualisation as well the banning of labour brokers.