Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Durban Rioters Fired

They're taking no shit during the SWC, that's for sure. The only bad news is that they still got paid. R205 is not a lot of money, but it's more than a LOT of other people earn; the 'work' is not hard and everyone else is unemployed so what do they expect?

What kind of employees sign a contract to work and then riot instead of doing their jobs?

And what does it say about the country that visitors' "security" is left in the hands of such thugs?

Detained: Hundreds of security stewards were arrested at the Moses Mabhida stadium during a protest about low wages. Photo: AP

June 15 2010 at 03:09PM

About two thousand disgruntled security guards, watched closely by riot police, handed in their uniforms and received their pay outside Moses Mabhida stadium on Tuesday, two days after violent scenes at the World Cup venue.

Police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse hundreds of protesting guards, unhappy at the level of pay they were being given, after Germany's victory over Australia on Sunday.

On Tuesday, security staff were marshalled by riot police as they queued up to hand in their World Cup accreditations and orange jackets to Stallion Security officials, receiving small brown envelopes containing a day's pay in return.
ne man waved the envelope with R205 rand he had received from the Stallion Security Consortium officials at a blue pick-up and shouted "peanuts, peanuts, peanuts".

"They just told us that our jobs have been taken by the police," said a female security guard, Zanele Mcineka.

"We signed a contract for three months. I want to get a straight answer about whether our jobs are still here."

Organisers said on Monday that police would handle security at the Cape Town and Durban World Cup venues until further notice after a strike by other guards employed by Stallion.

Some former stewards who turned up without the correct papers were turned away by riot police, who had a water cannon on standby.

"We're not fighting with the police, we're fighting for our rights," said Thamsanqa Mapumulo as he was ushered away.

Spain face Switzerland in the second World Cup match at the 62,760-seater Moses Mabhida stadium on Wednesday. - Reuters

6 Opinion(s):

Anonymous said...

We want werk! Remember the bus drivers wanting a minimum of R10,000 per month last year.

South Africans are LAZY!

Exzanian said...

Hoo boy, now they got a bunch of disgruntled, unemployed bleks roaming the streets with revenge on the brain....

Viking said...

revenge against whom?

the "govment" of course, without ANY inkling of a clue that they are the government. It's things like this that make me despair...

FishEagle said...

Now the security personnel have been replaced by police at 4 stadia. But let's see how long it lasts before the police go on strike. They haven't been receiving food and some don't even have accommodation! Some of these policemen have been sleeping in vehicles or on bathroom floors.

Anonymous said...

fuck the stupid kaffir niggers....let them rot in their own shit hole!!

Anonymous said...

Some wanted R2,500 per day for working there. What the hell am I missing? Defective gene pools?