SAMWU says City of Cape Town wants to dismiss workers without a hearing
By Rhodé Marshall
05 September 2007
The South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) says they and 10 000 of their members in Cape Town, reject the City’s notice that it will discipline workers without giving them the right to a disciplinary hearing.
“The City of Cape Town notified us in a letter that they do not intend to follow the disciplinary code when they act against some 100 Metro Police who were involved in a peaceful protest action last month,” says SAMWU Western Cape Provincial Secretary, Andre Adams.
He says that the workers were also told in the letters that they will not be allowed to appeal against the decision by City.
“We as SAMWU reject this approach. This Apartheid style approach is a grave contravention of the Labour Relations Act which permits all workers the right to due process,” says Adams.
The City of Cape Town could not be reached for comment.