30 July 2014
The South African Municipal Workers’
Union (SAMWU) held a general meeting on Tuesday after its talks with the City
of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille about
workers’ grievances were unsatisfactory.
During that meeting, Mayor De Lille
outlined the process for dealing with the workers' grievances, starting with
meetings between Executive Directors (EDs) and SAMWU Shop steward Committee
Office Bearers (COBs).
Some of the grievances of the Union
included the alleged suppression of workers by the City. Although the Mayor was
willing to work towards a solution the Union had
SAMWU’s Mike Khumalo added that “unfortunately
the process that the Mayor is putting […] is that the EDs are supposed to play
a meaningful role to ensure the actual implementation once she has decided. We
(SAMWU) are getting challenges in that the EDs are not cooperating with us”.
Labels: SAMWU struggles with Executive Directors