Connect with us

local

Emfuleni traffic cops down tools for 3 hours over food & nightshift allowances

Published

on

municipal police

Emfuleni traffic cops down tools for 3 hours over food & nightshift allowances

The officers claimed their employer did not inform them in advance about the change in payment for food and nightshift allowances. The Emfuleni Local Municipality (ELM) traffic officers recently briefly downed tools after they were apparently not given money for food, and not paid their overtime and nightshift allowances.

The officers were paid their monthly salaries, however, not being paid overtime or nightshift allowance was enough to provoke them into strike mode on 5 June, reports Vaal Weekblad.

The officers claimed their employer (ELM) did not inform them in advance about the change in payment for food and nightshift allowances. They arrived early in the morning in their staff cars to negotiate with their employers before going on strike for three hours until they were told by their employer that an outstanding payment would be paid on their bank accounts on Monday this week.

Some refused to go back to work on “empty stomachs” and because they had bills to pay and “groceries to buy” for their families. The officers went further to blame their shop stewards for not keeping them up to date.“When we need them they are nowhere to be found, yet they always claim to represent us,” they said.

At the time of publishing, no comment had been received from the shop stewards of the South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) at the ELM.

Source: The Citizen

TRENDING ON ZA NEWS. . . .

Amanda Du Pont reveals how Jub Jub once r_ped her and she forgave him

Amanda du-Pont (born 26 June 1988) is a Swazi-born South African actress, model and television host has revealed how Jub Jub once r_ped her and…full details

Trending On ZA NEWS ONLINE. . .

Minnie Dlamini’s close Friends Reveal Difficulty of Keeping her Pregnancy a Secret
Unathi Nkayi and Azola Mona have revealed that they were in the know about Minnie Dlamini-Jones’ pregnancy from the go with their latest posts on the matter. Minnie Dlamini-Jones pleasantly surprised the world when she announced the she and her husband, Quinton Jones, are expecting their first child together after...full details

Trending