Cape Town – Workers of recycling company Don’t Waste protested at the company’s V&A Waterfront base of operations yesterday, saying they were fired for joining a union.
They had joined the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) after complaining about their wages and working conditions.
Mother-of-four Cingelwa Lengisi, who stays at Helen Bowden Hospital, said she had been working for Don’t Waste for the past three years and was a permanent employee.
“The manager called us into the office last Monday one by one, and they told us that we are fired and must go to the company’s Bellville office.
“We were fired because we joined the union because we complained about our the payment rates,” she said.