Salga’s salary increase offer is ‘ridiculous’, says Samwu

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A man flies the Samwu flag during a protest in Johannesburg.
A man flies the Samwu flag during a protest in Johannesburg.
Cornel Van Heerden

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) has accused the South African Local Government Association (Salga) of negotiating salary and wage increases in bad faith after Salga put forward an initial proposal of 2,8%.

Samwu secretary Dumisane Magagula said the offer was “ridiculous” and would lead to its members taking to the streets. 

Earlier this week The Witness reported that Samwu had threatened strike action should Salga not meet them halfway. This was the first round of negotiations with the second round set to take place next month.

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