Nhlakanipho Mgabhi, Zululand Municipal and Allied Trade Union of SA (Matusa) shop steward, said while it was not their intention to cause suffering for residents, they too were suffering. “If you look at other district municipalities, people who do the same work and are on the same grade earn more than us, which is unfair.”
Mgabhi said their basic salary was just over R7 000, while their counterparts allegedly earned at least R10 000.
“We also have some of our colleagues in this municipality who are hired through an agent. We want the municipality to change this,” he said.
Mgabhi said they marched to the municipal offices in uLundi on Monday and handed over a memorandum of demands to the municipal manager.