Fuel at­ten­dants forced to buy new uni­forms

Swazi Observer - - NATIONAL NEWS - By Sizwe Dlamini

ABOUT 13 fuel at­ten­dants at a fuel sta­tion in Pigg’s Peak are cry­ing foul after be­ing made to buy their own new

uni­forms.

This is be­cause the fuel sta­tion is re­brand­ing, thus the new uni­forms would be purchased by the at­ten­dants them­selves.

The ag­grieved at­ten­dants ap­proached this pub­li­ca­tion on Wed­nes­day.

They said they were shocked to hear that they would be pay­ing for their new uni­forms on a monthly ba­sis.

“As the fuel sta­tion is now re­brand­ing, we will have to pay for our own uni­forms, that is ac­cord­ing to our ad­min­is­tra­tor who spoke to us last month. We are ag­grieved by this sit­u­a­tion.

We will not be able to pay for the uni­forms as we get paid only E1 300 as a ba­sic salary,” one of the fuel at­ten­dants who pre­ferred anonymity said.

They said the ad­min­is­tra­tion no­ti­fied them that they would first buy safety boots at a cost of E300 a pair.

The ad­min­is­tra­tion also in­formed the fuel at­ten­dants that E60 would be de­ducted from their wages monthly for 10 months.

Mean­while, As­sis­tant Man­ager at the fuel sta­tion Zanele Dlamini con­firmed that the staff would pay for the boots but not the new uni­forms. “It is not true that the fuel sta­tions staff will be charged for the new uni­forms. We will charge them for the boots only, be­cause the staff of­ten use their boots any­where not just at work.

The sta­tion can­not re­pos­sess the boots when an em­ployee leaves, th­ese tech­ni­cally be­long to the staff,” she said.

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