Leaders of the Motor Transport Workers Union have handed over a memorandum to the office of Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane as part of Tuesday’s massive march in the Johannesburg CBD.
Workers marched from Braamfontein and gathered outside the provincial legislature building.
Operators in the cash-in-transit sector have accused government of being slow to address their many demands, especially in dealing with the spike in brazen crimes across the country.
Hundreds of security workers have gathered in Johannesburg CBD; their list of demands has been received by representatives from the Gauteng community safety office.
The memorandum read by the union’s general secretary Mdumiseni Mabaso demands the regulation of proper training for workers, adequate parking facilities for cash-in-transit vehicles and an assurance that no random searches of these vans will be carried out by police.
The office of the MEC is expected to respond soon.
[WATCH] #CITHeistProtest #CITHeistMarch #MTWUMarch Representatives from the office of Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane receive the memorandum from protesting security workers in the cash in transit industry. [KS] pic.twitter.com/WBbCnGE0X1— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) June 12, 2018
[WATCH] #CashHeists #MTWUMarch When the march began earlier this morning. Hundreds of cash in transit vehicles moving through Braamfontein, demanding government take better action soon against the rise in cash in transit heists. [KS/SZ] pic.twitter.com/jxO4MHKUKt— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) June 12, 2018
#CashHeists #MTWUMarch A massive march is underway here in Johannesburg CBD with security workers demanding government act faster to deal with the rise in cash in transit heists. Workers are understood to be taking a memorandum to the office of MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane. [KS] pic.twitter.com/OsWjJ3geUv— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) June 12, 2018