Another union joins the strike

By Khanyisa Tabata
22 August 2011

Strike by the SA Municipal Workers’ Union today enters its second week.

Samwu says the nationwide strike, which has been marred by incidents of violence, intimidation and looting, will be intensified.

The City of Cape Town and the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro in Port Elizabeth have both obtained court interdicts against the union in an effort to get workers to comply with picketing rules.

Meanwhile members of the Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union say the impact of a national municipal strike will start to be felt in earnest this week.

Imatu spokesperson Simon Riekert they have deployed their members in Eastern Cape, Bloemfontein, Ethekwini and this week they will be able to deploy members in some metro’s including the Western Cape.


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