IN response to the letter by a "library staff member" from Newton Park (September 6), mine is not the viewpoint of a supervisor enjoying the privileges bestowed on him or her by a previous regime nor do I have the salary of a supervisor. I do have the financial responsibilities of a single parent and, like the rest of my fellow library workers, I want what is rightfully mine and was previously promised to me.
Obviously I do not condone any intimidation of children, yet nor do I condone the insidious intimidation by certain library supervisors of my fellow workers who wanted to take part in our agreed low stage protest against the politicians and management of this municipality. I am not on strike, but I am taking the only course of action open to me after many years of broken promises and lack of care by either management or their political masters, considering I have neither friends in high places nor those offers of alternative employment enjoyed by certain others.
I understand that the course of action forced upon us causes inconvenience to schoolchildren (including my own) and those seniors who also use our services. However I ask for the understanding and support of my fellow citizens in our struggle to rectify injustice.
That the Newton Park staff member is concerned about the so-called illegalities of our action betrays his or her position of privilege.
The comrades who freed our nation did not concern themselves with legal technicalities in their struggles against another evil regime, rather they acted according to their consciences. As do we.
Perhaps if this individual had suffered as many have suffered he or she would not be so eager to condemn the overly excessive zeal of those who feel they are being forced into action.
Tired of waiting, Port Elizabeth