SA Municipal workers hand over demands to Johannesburg mayor

By Khanyisa Tabata
19 August 2011

The SA Municipal Workers’ Union has handed over a list of demands to Johannesburg mayor, Parks Tau. Around 300 union members marched to the offices of the SA Local Government Association in Braamfontein earlier today.

Tau told protesters that Salga is still open to negotiation, despite only offering the union a six-percent wage increase. Samwu is calling for an 18-percent increase.

Meanwhile, the City of Cape Town and the SA Police Services have declined an application by Samwu to hold a protest march on Monday.

This is after the march was deemed a threat to safety and security following acts of violence, intimidation and looting earlier this week. Only about 15-percent of the City’s municipal work force did not pitch up for work today.


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