Municipal workers threaten with strike

2012-10-15 16:55

Johannesburg - A spokesperson for the South African Municipal Workers' Union says some 200,000 workers across South Africa will stop working later this week to protest against official corruption and poor pay.

Tahir Sema said on Monday that the soon-to-be striking workers have no specific wage demands but hope to force the government to put in place "a proper wage structure" so that jobs and associated salaries are properly graded.

Sema says South Africa has up to 300 000 municipal workers.

The strike would put more pressure on Africa's largest economy, which is already reeling from the impact of unresolved strikes in the crucial mining sector.

The agencies S&P and Moody's have downgraded South Africa's credit rating in the aftermath of the strikes.

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-10-16 09:34

    Here we go again the cultural trashers will be out on force, trashing our streets, over turning dustbins. A display for the world to see how south africa is heading backwards at a fast speed. After all the destruction, they will be paid overtime to clean up all their mess. This is just cheap intimidation to gain a few rands and probably millions in damages will the be end result. Just another day in S.A. a strike and demolition a day.

      michangel.justice - 2012-11-17 16:27

      you probably on the gravy train of corruption. Mass protest is the only way forward to stamp out corruption and those associated with it. At least ppl living near JZ da bull's compound will have a safe haven when armageddon strikes SA

  • leonard.rom.7 - 2012-10-16 09:51

    where the service delivery why strike confused!!!!!!!!!!

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