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