ActionSA Establishes Committee to Manage the Process of Insourcing Personnel at the City of Tshwane

ActionSA will establish a special committee, headed by ActionSA Gauteng Chairperson Funzi Ngobeni, to prioritise the insourcing of City of Tshwane security and cleaning personnel, in line with our 2021 municipal election promise.

Attending an insourcing meeting with security and cleaning personnel at the City of Tshwane on Saturday, I promised employees that ActionSA will pursue all avenues within the multi-party government to keep to our promise of insourcing within the metropolitan in the coming days.

We believe that the establishment of this special committee, which will have representatives of both cleaning and security personnel as well as the ActionSA City of Tshwane caucus leader Jackie Mathabathe, will help expedite this process.

As mayor of the City of Johannesburg, I witnessed first-hand the dignity insourcing brought to thousands of employees who no longer had to be subjected to the harmful practices of labour brokers. This is why ActionSA remains committed to achieving similar success in the City of Tshwane.

As a party which is committed to social justice, ActionSA has repeatedly lobbied the multi-party government to insource security and cleaning personnel, but it took the former mayor Randall Williams over two years to supply us with a report on insourcing.

This was, in part, why ActionSA called for his resignation. With the appointment of the new mayor, and ActionSA having two members of the mayoral committee (MMCs), we will lobby the new mayor Cilliers Brink and the city council to ensure insourcing occurs, taking place within the conscript of the laws of the Republic of South Africa, including consideration of current contractual obligations with service providers.

ActionSA remains fully committed to the workers of the City of Tshwane to ensure that their conditions improve and that they get the rights they deserve. They are an essential part in restoring good governance in the city, and helping us fix the capital city.

ActionSA is taking this matter of labour brokers within all three spheres of government to our inaugural Policy Conference taking place on the 12th to 14th September, for consideration for this system of exploitation to be scrapped.