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nelsonmandelabayHeraldLive reports that two groups of contract workers protested outside the Nelson Mandela Bay council chambers on Wednesday, pleading with the municipality to hire them permanently.  

About 30 of the 50 protesters were people working as ward councillors’ assistants or cleaners.  The rest were water meter readers employed by a company contracted to the city.  According to the protestors, one of whom has been in temporary employment for up to 15 years, they do not receive any annual bonuses or fringe benefits.  The mayor’s chief of staff, Mlungisi Ncame, said the complaints had been referred to chief whip Litho Suka’s office.   About the water meter readers, acting corporate services head Vuyo Zitumane said the municipality did not have any contractual obligation to them.

  • Read this report by Rochelle de Kock in full at HeraldLive

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