Bay security guards demand full-time jobs
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