Kouga workers embark on a “go slow”

A crises is developing in Jeffreys Bay this morning as Municipal employees have locked themselves into the yard in St Croix Street and are not working as they have embarked on a “go slow”.

Children at play in a sewage dam in Jeffreys Bay

Essential services like sewage disposal are therefore not functioning today and the most recent sewage spill at Koraal Street will not be sorted out this morning.

The DA Councillors are monitoring the situation closely and have been able to ascertain that the workers have taken action due to the non payment of their pension fund contributions. The DA brought the matter of non payment of Kouga staff pension fund contributions to the Police, the Audit General as well as the media last week.

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According to a worker who did not want to be named, the employees have requested a meeting with the Municipal Manager, Mr Fadi, to discuss the situation.

At this stage the action by the Kouga Municipal employees is regarded as a go slow and not as a strike.

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