Rorisang Kgosana
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27 Jun 2017
6:00 am

Security guards march to Tshwane House

Rorisang Kgosana

Mayor says better services will address the issue of absorption of the guards.

Contracted security guards marched from Princess Park to the newly built Tshwane House demanding that they recieve outstanding payment and that outsourcing must fall, 26 June 2017, Pretoria. Picture: Jacques Nelles

Hundreds of security guards contracted by the City of Tshwane demanding permanent employment and outstanding wages marched to the newly built Tshwane House yesterday.

They were calling on the city to create permanent employment for them as the contracts they were currently employed under with several security service providers were nearing an end.

Led by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), the workers demanded they be awarded full benefits within the city and a matric certificate be used as a requirement for permanent employment.

“We further demand the City of Tshwane to fairly employ security officers according to their academic qualifications. We request the City of Tshwane to enforce all contractors to pay all guards their money due to them in full. If the city cannot allocate funds for permanent employment, then to employ all guards on a two-year contract,” they demanded.

At Tshwane House, city manager Moeketsi Mosola received their memorandum of grievances, agreeing to give the disgruntled workers feedback.

Mayoral spokesperson Sam Mgobozi told The Citizen the mayor’s office would address the issue of absorption of the guards.

“The city must focus on its core business of better services. This is not to say that some workers may not be absorbed.”