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newsThe Citizen reports that a media statement was issued on Tuesday by Stanley Gaba, manager of communications in the Emfuleni Local Municipality, regarding the suspension of fire services in the municipality.  

The statement reads:  “The municipality has noted with concern the temporary suspension of fire services.  We have been inundated with calls from residents following reports in the media that our firefighters were not available to assist during emergencies.  Due to an alleged labour dispute, our fire services have been suspended until further notice.  Management of the fire department and municipal officials are currently engaging with affected workers to find lasting solutions to this impasse.  Therefore, we advise all residents that the municipality is receiving assistance from the fire department of the Midvaal Local Municipality and Arcelor Mittal in case of emergencies and disasters in the interim.”  The grievances of the employees concerned apparently relate to unpaid monies


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