Residents of eThekwini have said NO to high tariff increases for rates and utilities and NO to increases and bonuses for staff

The decision to increase tariffs, rates and staff salaries and bonuses is contained in the 2020/2021 budget. This is due to be tabled and voted on on the 28th of May by the eThekwini Council. The council is comprised of 219 Councillors who are meant to represent their communities and should vote in their interest. It is time for Durban's residents to stand up and say NO to leadership that refuse to listen to their cries for help.

Your DA eThekwini team say NO

Ethekwini municipality has informed the DA that no planned changes are being made to the municipality’s staff salary, incease or bonus structure for the 2020/2021 financial year. This despite the global Covid-19 pandemic hammering the local economy!

Staff costs will increase with 9.5% which is R1,1 billion in the next financial year!

Also thirteenth cheques for staff remain in the budget to the tune of R600 million, which is in addition to a staff increase of 6.25% and performance bonuses.

In the real world, beyond sheltered government employment, people are taking pay cuts and businesses and families are desperately trying to find ways to make ends meet.

Very little relief has been offered by the eThekwini Municipality to those struggling and tariffs are set to again go up by exorbitant amounts.

What can eThekwini residents do?

1) Find your councillor by clicking on this link

2) Contact your councillor and ask them if they have committed to voting in your best interest. Every DA councillor in eThekwini will do so.

3) Fill in your details on the right and tell your councillor how you feel. We will ensure it sent to the correct councillor.

4) Hold the city leadership and councillors accountable by sharing and following updates on this matter!

The law says that the tabling of budgets must be open to the public and the DA have requested information as to how the municipality plans to do this as the meeting is online. If you can, tune in and watch the meeting on the 28th!

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Your DA eThekwini team say NO

Ethekwini municipality has informed the DA that no planned changes are being made to the municipality’s staff salary, incease or bonus structure for the 2020/2021 financial year. This despite the global Covid-19 pandemic hammering the local economy!

Staff costs will increase with 9.5% which is R1,1 billion in the next financial year!

Also thirteenth cheques for staff remain in the budget to the tune of R600 million, which is in addition to a staff increase of 6.25% and performance bonuses.

In the real world, beyond sheltered government employment, people are taking pay cuts and businesses and families are desperately trying to find ways to make ends meet.

Very little relief has been offered by the eThekwini Municipality to those struggling and tariffs are set to again go up by exorbitant amounts.

What can eThekwini residents do?

1) Find your councillor by clicking on this link

2) Contact your councillor and ask them if they have committed to voting in your best interest. Every DA councillor in eThekwini will do so.

3) Fill in your details on the right and tell your councillor how you feel. We will ensure it sent to the correct councillor.

4) Hold the city leadership and councillors accountable by sharing and following updates on this matter!

The law says that the tabling of budgets must be open to the public and the DA have requested information as to how the municipality plans to do this as the meeting is online. If you can, tune in and watch the meeting on the 28th!