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protestTimeslive reports that on Friday Robben Island Museum staff briefly downed tools to hand a list of grievances to management of the World Heritage Site.  Salaries‚ contract workers and the state of the harbour on the island were among their complaints.  

National Education Health & Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) regional secretary Baxolise Mali addressed workers gathered outside the museum’s offices at the V&A Waterfront, indicating that there had been an agreement that contract workers would be made permanent but that this had not happened.  “We want them to revise the salaries … the lowest-level person is currently earning R10‚000.  There is a huge salary disparity.  It is also very difficult to hold meetings with Robben Island management‚” said Mali.  Staff also raised concerns about the poor state of the jetty at the harbour.  The operation of ferries to the island continued as normal on Friday.

  • Read this report by Petru Saal in full at Timeslive

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