Asanda Matlhare
Intern Journalist
3 minute read
24 Feb 2021
7:02 am

WATCH: Sacked Ekurhuleni workers municipality demand jobs back

Asanda Matlhare

While working for the municipality, the workers wanted to be recognised as permanent employees because the work they did was not temporary in nature.

Lungile Mtshali workers workers protest outside Labour court in Johannesburg, 23 February 2021, after their case against City of Ekhuruleni has taken 5 years to resolve because of corruption due to the municipality. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

The dismissed workers of the Ekurhuleni metropolitan municipality showed up in numbers to protest outside the Labour Appeal Court on Tuesday where a case against the council was heard. William Gondwane, one of the workers, said he showed up outside court to support his colleagues and to find out when they would be reinstated. “Our main issue and question is when will we be reinstated back to work because the Labour Relations Act allows us to be permanent workers at the municipality. We are tired of being unemployed,” said Gondwane. “The pandemic hasn’t made our situation any easier because we...