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Tshwane Guards Plan to Go AWOL Amid Discontent



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Disgruntled Tshwane guards plan to suspend their services this week before the Tshwane council meeting on Thursday, April 25. This decision follows a meeting with ActionSA councillors at Princess Park on April 21, where the guards expressed their frustration over rejecting a motion to insource security personnel. The EFF had promised to table the motion again during the upcoming council meeting. Still, ActionSA accused them of political grandstanding, stating that the coalition is already working on processes to insource the guards.

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According to spokesperson Hlengiwe Ngwenya, the guards plan to stage a shutdown on Wednesday, April 24, and gather at Church Square at 17:00. They intend to conduct a night vigil similar to the one held before the March 27 council meeting. ActionSA councillor Tshepiso Modiba explained that the coalition is conducting a feasibility study to determine the viability of insourcing security guards and cleaners. This study, expected to be completed by April 30, will assess various factors, including training, personnel, and salaries.

While the metro maintains insourcing is unaffordable, the guards are adamant about their demands. They seek the insourcing of all remaining security workers, compliance checks on companies regarding labour laws, an end to late payments, and a meeting with the city’s top officials. Despite the metro’s stance, the guards continue to protest, citing challenges faced while working for private companies, including payment delays and poor working conditions. The metro is yet to respond to the guards’ demands, leaving the situation unresolved.

Source: Disgruntled Tshwane guards plan to go awol this week


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