SA Local Government Association refuses to budge on municipal wage offer

By Lelethu Mquqo
29 August 2011

The SA Local Government Association has refused to budge from its original offer of a 6.8% wage increase for municipal workers.

This is despite the fact that unions lowered their demand from 18-percent to 10% the end of last week.

As a result, no agreement has been reached between Salga and the SA Municipal Workers’ Union.

Salga spokesperson, Mzwanele Yalwa, says a three-year wage agreement will now be implemented, despite union objections.

Samwu spokesperson, Mario Jacobs says the strike has been suspended but this does not mean that negotiations are closed.


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