Samwu considers revised pay offer
By Khanyisa Tabata
25 August 2011
The South African Municipal Workers Union says they are quite hopeful that government will give in to their new 10-percent wage demand.
They initially wanted an 18-percent raise. The South African Local Government Association is, however, still sticking to its six-point-eight-percent offer.
Samwu spokesperson Tahir Sema says this is unacceptable.
Meanwhile, Samwu chairperson in KwaZulu-Natal John Dlamini has dismissed suggestions that union members were engaged in acts of sabotage during the strike, challenging anyone with such evidence to hand it over to the police.