Samwu officials suspended

2011-08-18 07:40

Two provincial leaders of the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) in Gauteng have been suspended, the union has said.

“Their suspension relates to union finances,” said chairperson Koena Ramotlou, who declined to name them.

“We are investigating the matter and hope the process will be concluded in two weeks,” he said.

The suspensions came into effect at the end of June.

The SABC reported on Monday that union members in Gauteng had boycotted the national strike citing corruption within the provincial leadership.

“Why is this issue about finances making headlines now? Members were informed about the suspension of the two... in June,” he said.

Samwu members took to the streets on Monday, in an attempt to push for an 18% salary hike.

The SA Local Government Association has offered a 6.8% increase.

Ramotlou said workers were expected to picket at their workplaces today, ahead of a provincial march in Joburg tomorrow.

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