Eastern Cape librarians down tools

2013-09-10 20:30

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Johannesburg - Librarians and administrative staff at traffic and licensing centres in the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality have gone on strike, the city said on Tuesday.

"We are very concerned that the strike... is inconveniencing the public and we are doing everything in our power to work towards a speedy resolution," it said in a statement.

The municipality said several attempts had been made to hold a council meeting to discuss the matter, but this had not happen because some political parties had not prioritised it.

"Our mayoral committee will discuss this matter at length tomorrow [Wednesday] to determine a way forward," it said.

"In the meantime, the public can [be]... assured that no library fines will be accrued during the strike period and contingency plans are in place for those who require services from our traffic department."

It did not say what employees were demanding, or which unions were involved.

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