KNYSNA NEWS - A group of Knysna Municipality employees and representatives from the South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) have taken to the streets to protest for, among other issues, a risk allowance, increased salaries and better Covid-19 testing and screening.
The group gathered outside the municipality's human resources offices in Queen Street to voice their grievances at about 12:00 this afternoon. They were picketing alongside Samwu representatives from its Knysna branch.
"We have an agenda and a list of demands that we are going to table with the municipality," said Samwu Knysna chairperson Shaun Kralo.
"We demand a risk allowance of R3 000, as well as a pay increment from next month, and we also demand that there is better screening and testing for Covid-19."
Kralo also raised issues with the municipality's labour relations officer (LRO) as well as suspended municipal manager Dr Sitembele Vatala.
The municipality's communications department stated that they were not in a position to offer comment at the time of publishing as they were yet to fully establish the way forward with the aggrieved employees.
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