Strike deadlock could end soon

2010-04-17 16:56

The strike by SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) members will continue, the union said after a meeting with the SA Local Government Association (Salga).

Samwu spokesperson, Tahir Sema said: “The strike will continue until such time we have signed a deal with the Salga.”

Sema said there were a few things that needed to be ironed out relating to the implementation of market-related salaries for middle- and lower-income workers.

“Our members have given us a revised mandate in which they indicated that they are not going to compromise on certain issues.

“We have called an urgent meeting tomorrow [Sunday] to resolve them... Salga has conceded to a majority of our demands,” he said adding that a deal could be signed tomorrow. 

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