IFP Condemns the Firing of Sanicare Employees

21 May 2013    


The IFP condemns the firing of the 108 Sanicare employees who embarked on an unprotected strike two months ago with regards to desiring a salary increase. The strike resulted in Gugulethu informal settlement residents emptying their buckets on the N2 highway, causing major traffic yesterday.


"The IFP wonders whether Sanicare CC followed labour law procedures in firing these employees. Firing the employees and bringing in new staff is not the solution - instead it will put the lives of the new staff at risk, as some city employees were attacked while providing interim services in an area where workers of Sanicare were on strike."


The IFP condemns any unfair dismissal of employees, yet does not encourage any form of unprotected strike that results in major disruptions and damage to property


Contact: IFP Spokesperson on Labour, Mr. Albert Mncwango MP, 083 448 4896


IFP Parliamentary Caucus' Media Liaison Officer, Ms. Boniswa Tiwe, 072 497 1252