Workers take to the streets
On Tuesday morning a small group of supporters of the Independent Workers' Advice Centre picketed for approximately two hours on Louis Fourie Road in Asla Park in support of what they term to be "workers who are adversely affected in tender contract irregularities at PetroSA involving Feedem Pitseng".
The peaceful and legal picketing, organised by Faizel Porter, the founder and manager of the Independent Workers' Advice Centre, gained a lot of support from passersby on their way to work, evident from the number of cheers from people driving by and honking their hooters.
Porter said workers, especially stewards working for the catering company Feedem Pitseng at the PetroSA FA Platform, had their income slashed unilaterally, and despite all efforts were not able to have the matter settled amicably.
The Mossel Bay Home Ads News contacted both PetroSA, whom the protesters list as the principal in this matter, as well as Feedem Pitseng for comment. At the time of going to press no comment was received. A follow-up story will be published in the Mossel Bay Advertiser should comment be received.
Faizel Porter, the founder and manager of the Independent Workers’ Advice Centre, says workers of Feedem Pitseng have had their salaries unilaterally slashed.
Workers say their salaries have been slashed without any negotiations having taken place.