JOHANNESBURG - Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba on Thursday, announced that the City will insource 1,400 workers who were formerly employed under the municipality's [email protected] programme.
"Contract workers to be insourced form part of a group who lodged a long standing employment dispute with Pikitup," Mashaba said.
"While we are only able to accommodate 1,400 of the total 3,000 former employees, consisting of both [email protected] and 2010 contract workers, due to budget constraints from Pikitup, it must be noted that the issue is not with the number of people employed. Rather, our main priority is ensuring that fair remuneration and dignity is provided to these contract workers."
Mshaba said that these workers would be employed on a permanent basis and would see their earnings increase from R2,200 to R6,000 per month.