Union demands could lead to rate hikes

Lusanda Bill
12 August 2011


The South African Local Government Association says municipalities cannot afford the 18-percent pay rise demand of municipal workers.

Samwu is threatening a national strike which could cause huge disruption from Monday if last minute talks don’t resolve the deadlock.

The employers are offering just more than six-percent.

Salga says to meet the union’s demand; rates and taxes would have to be increased, opposing the salary increase.

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