Special Investigations Unit picket goes on
STAFF of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) yesterday continued a picket outside their offices in Hillcrest over allegations of nepotism, racism and maladministration.
The first protest occurred after staff said the Durban regional manager refused to meet with them and their union, the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu), in KwaZuluNatal.
A statement released by Nehawu said that since October requests for the meetings to discuss the issues fell on deaf ears and on December 5 picketing began. Due to the death of former president Nelson Mandela, further protests by staff came to a halt.
Yesterday, staff said that picketing continued in Hillcrest for one and a half hours.
“We will protest till … we are able to have a meeting with management to discuss our grievances. Small issues are escalated to a national level and this becomes problematic,” said Nehawu regional secretary, Nduduzi Chili.
The SIU national management said they were aware of the protest but did not comment further. — Witness Reporter.