Bay se­cu­rity guards de­mand full-time jobs

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - NEWS -

DIS­GRUN­TLED Nel­son Man­dela Bay se­cu­rity guards marched to the Port El­iz­a­beth City Hall yes­ter­day, de­mand­ing per­ma­nent jobs from the mu­nic­i­pal­ity.

Com­mit­tee sec­re­tary rep­re­sent­ing the se­cu­rity of­fi­cers, Nandipha Mak­i­nana, said they were con­cerned the agree­ment to ab­sorb all con­tract se­cu­rity was fall­ing by the way­side.

They claim the mu­nic­i­pal­ity promised to em­ploy 845 se­cu­rity guards, but has em­ployed only 460 so far.

How­ever, the mu­nic­i­pal­ity’s safety and se­cu­rity po­lit­i­cal head, John Best, said the city had agreed to em­ploy 460 se­cu­rity of­fi­cers for three months, and would em­ploy them full-time after the pro­ba­tion­ary pe­riod.

“We never agreed on per­ma­nent em­ploy­ment of 845 se­cu­rity of­fi­cers, but on 460, and that the metro would in­ves­ti­gate the avail­abil­ity of other sites and take an­other group,” Best said.

A mem­o­ran­dum of de­mands was de­liv­ered to the mu­nic­i­pal­ity, which was given seven work­ing days to re­spond. – Yolanda Palezweni

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