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CoCT warned against firing over 500 firefighters

CoCT has indicated that a disciplinary process is still ongoing relating to the events of 2019 when the firefighters took part in an illegal strike.
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CoCT warned against firing over 500 firefighters

The South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) on Monday warned the City of Cape Town (CoCT) against firing more than 500 firefighters.

CoCT has indicated that a disciplinary process is still ongoing relating to the events of 2019 when the firefighters took part in an illegal strike.

The firefighters were demonstrating against long working hours- 24-hour shifts and the City of Cape Town’s pay structure.

Following a court hearing in 2020, it was ruled that the current shift and allowance system were valid.

Samwu’s Mike Khumalo said on 1 May, the union would march to the Civic Centre.

“The firefighters are still working the 24-hour shifts; the courts said go back and engage with the view to get a new agreement, but the city said they’re not prepared to hear the union,” Khumalo said.

More: EWN

 

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