Parliamentarians are entitled to a good salary and pension benefits, but luxuries have no place in the current economic climate, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
While all of the City of Cape Town's fire stations have been operating with a full staff complement, it will have to "wait and see" if this remains the case after the SA Municipal Workers' Union warned that firefighters will no longer work overtime owing to a pay dispute.
The South African Municipal Workers Union has warned the City of Cape Town that, with fire season fast approaching, it will have to make do with less firefighters if it is not prepared to pay them for overtime.
A group of Tshwane employees are pleading with both national and provincial government to intervene in the city's state of affairs.
Clean-up operations are expected to begin in earnest in the City of Tshwane, following a four-day-long wage strike.
The City of Tshwane has postponed a scheduled media briefing where it was set to announce the outcome and way forward following talks with striking members of Samwu and Imatu.
The strike by City of Tshwane bus drivers and other municipal workers is expected to continue as an agreement between the City and South African Municipal Workers' Union has still not been reached.
Negotations to end a bus strike in Pretoria will continue when members of the South African Municipal Workers' Union and the City of Tshwane meet at the Local Bargaining Council.
The City of Johannesburg claims that Samwu owes R1.2m for electricity, water, sewerage, rates and refuse. However the union disputes that.
The strike over salaries and other benefits by disgruntled West Rand District Municipality workers has entered its fifth week.
The embattled West Rand District Municipality is facing more woes as workers embark on a total shutdown.
The City of Cape Town says threats by firefighters to "withdraw" their services over alleged unpaid overtime is part of a "misinformation campaign".
The City of Johannesburg has signed a memorandum of understanding that will ensure an "open door policy" between itself and trade unions representing workers.
DA governance chief James Selfe says the party is not impressed with the once-off payment agreements made with disgruntled municipal workers of the City of Tshwane.
After a week of protesting, some disgruntled Tshwane municipal workers, who were demanding an 18% salary increase, remain disappointed about a settlement that was reached to bring the strike to an end.
The City of Tshwane is expected to hold a press briefing on Friday to communicate the outcomes of negotiations between South African Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) who have been striking for a 18% wage increase.
Striking City of Tshwane employees have spent more than 10 hours waiting outside the City's headquarters on Madiba Street to hear the result of negotiations between the City and South African Municipal Workers' Union at the bargaining council.
The newly elected executive of the South African Municipal Workers Union has been given 90 days to investigate the cause of the union's insolvency and provide recommendations.
A task team has been established to hunt down the killers of Limpopo South African Municipal Workers' Union deputy secretary Ronald Mani.
Workers at the embattled West Rand District Municipality say they will not budge until all their demands have been met.
The South African Municipal Workers' Union has slammed salary increases for municipal managers, saying that ordinary municipal workers have been given "peanuts" in comparison.
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