SAMWU to challenge axing of Ugu employees over misconduct

SAMWU to challenge axing of Ugu employees over misconduct

The South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) says it will challenge the dismissal of six employees in Ugu for misconduct.

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The workers from the district municipality's Water Services Department were let go following an internal investigation and a disciplinary process. 

Among the charges are the abuse of municipal resources.

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Municipal spokesperson, France Zama said: "They were given an opportunity to present their case, then, the findings it revealed that these employees were, in fact, guilty of the charges that were being levelled against them. 

"Acts misconduct of which has had a severe impact in terms of our service delivery, that is why we have taken a stance that we are going to be very firm with any acts of misconduct. 

"Hence we have taken the stance of subjecting all employees who have committed all acts of misconduct through a disciplinary process." 

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SAMWU's Xolani Shinga says the dismissals were unfair. 

"We are mobilising all the masses on the ground. We are not going to fold our arms as SAMWU, as we are saying we are going to fight tooth and nail to the bitter end in this matter."

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