City plans for strike action by SAMWU
25 August 2007
The South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) will be embarking on a strike on Tuesday, 28 August 2007.
“They have received permission to hold a march that will run from 12hoo to 14h30, through the Central Business District, “ says the City’s Director of Communications, Pieter Cronje.
The City advises people to use alternative routes, and to plan accordingly.
“At the same time we would like to say that we respect SAMWU’s right to strike, but our first duty is service delivery to the residents," says Cronje.
The City has taken every measure to ensure that service delivery will continue.
“We ask people to put out their refuse bins on the same collection days and if it’s not collected on that day, to put it out on the next day, “ says Cronje.
Workers in the Central Services such as Health, Water, Electricity, Sanitation and Emergency Services are not allowed to strike.