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Parliament workers go on strike

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Parliament came to a standstill on Monday when various support workers downed tools.

Workers from different sectors, including cleaners, communications gathered at the Old Assembly Chamber singing and toy-toying for more money.

This led to the visitors centre closing from 09:30.

One aggrieved worker said Parliament was diverting money from workers to other projects, including the new Parliamentary protection services.

“Those guys earn three times what they earned before they joined the unit. Where does that money come from?”

Workers also want performance bonuses to be based on annual, and not monthly salaries.

The protests started on Friday. Workers will be addressed by a Nehawu representative on Monday morning. News24

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