A delegation of the United National Transport Union (UNTU) consisting of #UNTU Executive Council Members Linda Biljoen, Fisani Mabaso and #UNTU Full-time Trade Union Representatives Noah Mathekga and Shuping Seatlholo, visited guest houses in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal with representatives from Transnet Freight Rail management.
According to Biljoen #UNTU members have been complaining about the quality and portions of the food, the dirty linen, room and bathrooms and the overall service of two specified guest houses.
“The delegation found these two guest houses to be unsuitable and Transnet agreed to suspend its service agreement with both with immediate effect.
“The only two guest houses to be allowed will be the Airport Lodge and the Hilldrop. The other two guest houses will be revisited after they indicated that they are compliant to the Covid-19 protocol outlined by the South African Government regulations in terms of the National Disaster Management Act,” says Biljoen.
According to her, inspections like these will be conducted regularly in future.
#UNTU members are welcome to lodge their complaints by sending an e-mail with your SAP number and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org
All information will be treated as confidential.
Issued on behalf of UNTU by Sonja Carstens, Media, Liaison and Communications Officer.