The Public Protector applauds employment of young traffic officers
The Public Protector Adv. Thuli Madonsela expresses her appreciation of the cooperation by the Gauteng Department of Transport, Community Safety and Liaison under the leadership of MEC Faith Mazibuko, for the cooperation which has resulted in the successful mediation of the complaint lodged by 49 intern traffic officers of the Department.
This follows a complaint lodged by intern traffic officers that the department unfairly terminated their employment contract.
The Public Protectors appreciates the respect shown by department to sections 181 (3) and 182 of the Constitution and the Public Protector Act. After a series of conciliatory processes, the department complied with all the remedial action agreed to between the Public Protector and the Department that the intern traffic officers be absorbed in the department. As a result of this implementation 48 intern traffic officers have been employed and are currently at a refresher’s training course.
The Public Protector commends this exemplary conduct and would appreciate if all organs of state were to observe the findings and promptly implement the remedial action of the Public Protector as mandated by the Constitution.
For more information, contact:
Senior Manager: Outreach, Education and Communications
Tel: (012) 366 7006
Cell: 079 507 0399
Tuesday, September 11, 2012