Drastic drop in municipal workers’ wage demands
By Lelethu Mquqo
25 August 2011
Striking municipal workers have dropped their demand for an 18-percent salary increase to 10%.
SA Municipal Worker's Union general secretary Mthandeki Nhlapho says the change in demand will only affect the percentage and not their demand for a R2 000 across-the-board payment.
The decreased demand was decided on when representatives from the Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union joined Samwu in negotiations with employer body South African Local Government Association yesterday.
Employers are believed to be sticking to their 6% offer.