DSW WORKERS WANT BETTER WAGES
By: Ndumiso Nxumalo
The Durban Solid Waste workers met at the Durban City Hall on Thursday to complain about their wages.
The workers said that their work is vital in keeping the city clean and that they deserve to get a better pay.
In August this year, the workers marched from King Dinizulu Park to the Durban City Hall requesting a better salary and their request seems to be unapproved.
Mandla Mavundla who is a worker at DSW, said that the work is being undermined by the Durban Municipality.
“Our work is just as important as other work, but our salary is disappointing.
We can’t even afford a proper living with these peanuts,” said Mavundla.
The workers also said that they are not prepared to strike and damage the city because they fear they will lose their job.
“We don’t want to boycott, we want the municipality to reply to our letter of demand and approve our request of 10% increase,” added Mavundla.
Durban Municipality Spokesperson Thabo Mofokeng, said that they are still discussing the way forward regarding the workers probe.
“All what the worker can do is to be a bit patient because these things take time and the issue of escalating salaries have lots of procedures to be followed,” said Mofokeng.
DSW workers will be working as usual and will hold another meeting on the 26th Septembe
2015 to discuss the way forward whether they will go on strike or their request is approved.