200 000 ELECTORAL staff and 28 700 voting stations are ready to welcome millions of South Africans expected to cast their votes on Wednesday 8 2019.
This follows the agreement entered into by IEC workers who went on a ‘soft strike’ demanding better wages and improved working conditions, this week.
Fortunately, the workers affiliated to National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union will no longer be mobilising a strike, following a meeting with IEC management.
“The national union has managed to push the employer to commit to the agreement that was reached at the Electoral Commission National Bargaining Forum (ECNBF) which directed the employer to implement the new organogram by September 1 2019,” Nehawu said.
The Union had called for better wages, improved working conditions and that failure of the employer to hear their grievances had resulted in low morale.
Meanwhile, the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa has dispatched international observers to South Africa to monitor the upcoming polls.
One such is former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan- Head of the election observer mission of the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa, says the mission has confidence in the South African elections.
“The key thing about elections is the body managing the election and of course the security, the police. If the stakeholders, the political parties have confidence in these two organisations, then of course we are quite hopeful,” he was quoted.
Voting opens from 7am until 9pm on May 8.
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