KZN gets interdict against striking workers

2010-08-22 16:14

Durban - The KwaZulu-Natal government has secured a court interdict preventing striking public servants from barricading hospitals and intimidating non-striking workers.

The court order was obtained from the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Saturday afternoon.

The order interdicted striking workers from preventing or threatening to prevent any person from entering or leaving hospitals, clinics, schools, mortuaries and all provincial offices.

It also interdicted striking workers from assaulting or intimidating non striking workers and damaging government property.

The provincial government approached the court after striking public servants shut down schools, blocked roads and barricaded hospitals in protests which have become increasingly violent.

The behaviour of striking workers has been widely condemned by many people including President Jacob Zuma.

Cosatu and the Independent Labour Caucus (ILC) announced a nationwide strike on Tuesday after their members rejected the government's offer of a 7% salary increase and a R700 monthly housing allowance.

The unions wanted an 8.6% increase and a R1 000 housing allowance.

The unions were not immediately available to comment about the interdict.

- SAPA
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