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prasaTimeslive reports that around 150 cleaners and security guards on Monday occupied the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) offices at Park Station in Johannesburg‚ calling for an end to outsourcing and for better salaries.  

Mametlwe Sebei of the General Industrial Workers Union of SA (Giwusa) said the workers were tired of job uncertainty.  He explained:  "For the past few months‚ Prasa has been renewing contracts to service providers on a month-to-month basis so workers do not even know whether they will have a job the following month.  They also want a minimum wage of R10‚000."  Sebei said they had engaged management on wages and outsourcing in the past and management had said they would eventually absorb these workers, but that has not happened.

  • This short report by Naledi Shange on a developing story is at Timeslive


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