Saturday, December 16, 2006

Samwu still threatens to strike if demands not met

By Chanel September
16 September 2006

A call for strike action has been made by members South African Municipal Workers’ Union (Samvu).

This the after the city council refused to stop its controversial placement and grading process.

Samvu spokesperson Lance Veotte says that if the meeting scheduled for early next week does not resolve; the union could call a strike with in the next few days.

The Weekend Argus reports that metro police have threatened to block the N1 and N2 with patrol vehicles if the city does not stop the process. They have demanded the council not to decrease their salaries if they accept new positions in terms of the alignment and amalgamation process.

Members have now given the union a mandate to call a strike because the city has failed to resolve their grieviences.

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