SAMWU secures reinstatement of 52 unfairly dismissed workers

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) in Ekurhuleni says it is delighted at the outcome of the South African Local Government Bargaining Council (SALGBC) which reinstated 52 workers who were unfairly dismissed by the City of Ekurhuleni over two years ago.

SAMWU Ekurhuleni Regional Secretary Kraai Bhekizizwe said the 52 workers who are employed at the City’s Kempton Park Waste Management services were opportunistically, recklessly and unfairly accused of burning a City contractor’s truck.  

“The Centurion division of the SALGBC heard the matter which involved the dismissal of workers without following any internal disciplinary hearing. The SALGBC has in its ruling ordered the reinstatement of these workers with a backpay of a combined amount of over R3 million. The SALGBC further ruled that these workers be reinstated as of 1 May 2022”

Bhekizizwe said these workers are already back at work, although they are still reeling from the trauma that was inflicted on them by the City.

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