Officers affiliated to the South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) want their demands met before December 1. Samwu provincial secretary Xolisi Diniso said more than 400 officers were to be promoted from a T6 to T7 salary grade. He stressed that the promotion was more senior and came with an increase in salary.
“Our action has nothing to do with salary increases. Salary increases we get once a year. In 2016 we were told that our officers would receive a promotion, but the City has been dragging its feet. The first engagements on this matter started in 2016.
“On November 7 we took the matter to the city manager (Lungelo Mbandazayo). It was then given to Richard Bosman, but until now we have not heard anything.”
Bosman’s job is hanging in the balance after the council resolved to appoint an investigator to investigate claims that Bosman and Robbie Robberts were in cahoots with politicians to have Robberts appointed as the City’s enforcement and policy director.