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NUMSA members march to Transnet in Richards Bay

7 July 2017, Posted in Press Releases

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) Local office in Richards Bay will be marching to Transnet offices in that area on Friday.

Contractors at Transnet in Richards Bay are fed up with being treated like animals and the majority of them do not experience dignity and equality. These are just some of the issues that workers will be raising:

Sex for jobs scandal – Some Transnet managers are guilty of violating female workers by demanding sex in exchange for jobs.

Corruption – NUMSA is calling for an independent enquiry into how Transnet awards tenders. There is no transparency in the tendering process which means that nepotism and cronyism are rife.

Equal pay for equal work – contractors and permanent staff fulfil the same work for the same amount of hours, but the permanent staff earn more than the contractors; they get transportation and meal subsidies and other basic benefits, but contractors do not.
Ban labour brokers – some contractors have been on contract with Transnet for as long as 20 years without being made permanent.

Health and safety – Contractors do not have access to dust masks or respirators, whilst permanent staff do. The environment is full of dust, without respirators workers are vulnerable to illnesses.

These are just some of the issues which we will be marching on tomorrow follows:
DATE : Friday 7 July, 2017
VENUE : ZCBF Community Park, Alton Road Richards Bay Central
TIME : 9:00 AM

For more information please contact:
Charles Mohlala
NUMSA Richards bay Local Secretary

Issued by
Phakamile Hlubi
NUMSA Spokesperson (Acting)