Tshwane MMC Human Capital Management and Shared Services Richard Moheta fails resolve matters with angry Tshwane crowd. Photo: Lunga Mzangwe
Angry City of Tshwane workers have vowed to intensify their protest action if the mayor and relevant stakeholders do not increase their pay by 18 percent and a stop outsourcing services.
This after on Thursday, thousands of angry municipal workers aligned to the SA Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) protested outside Tshwane House.
Samwu workers said they did not want to hear “stories” from the metro, but demanded that they also receive an 18% salary increase as senior managers allegedly did in 2017.
Samwu regional secretary Mpho Tladinyane addressing the angry crowd said “If senior managers and divisional heads could get paid a particular amount of money (Increases) as permanent employees, we are also entitled to that amount of money (Increases).”
Tladinyane said “The only thing we expect the executive mayor to tell us is when workers will get their money. Any other thing, we are not going to allow or accept as workers in this city.”
Tladinyane alleged that a senior Tshwane official was paid R1.1 million, but since the increase, the official now received R1.9 Million.
“Others were paid R400 000, others were paid R300 000, these are the people who earn a lot of money.”
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He ordered Tshwane MMC Human Capital Management and Shared Services Richard Moheta to resolve this matter.
He highlighted to Moheta that employees were not on strike but were asking for clarity and a commitment to ensure these increases.
Moheta representing Tshwane mayor Stevens Mokgalapa attempted to address the protesters but was dismissed by angry workers demanding no stories, but their monies.
Mokgalapa in council yesterday said he met with the Samwu leadership.
“I have communicated to them that Moheta will lead the delegation of the city and represent the position at the local labour forum. I can assure council that the matter will be resolved amicably and in totality.”
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