Buses block off Pretoria CBD amid pay dispute

29 July 2019 - 08:39 By Nico Gous
Buses caused havoc by blocking off roads in the Pretoria CBD on Monday July 29 2019 as City of Tshwane employees who are members of the South African Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) went on strike demanding 18% salary increases.
Buses caused havoc by blocking off roads in the Pretoria CBD on Monday July 29 2019 as City of Tshwane employees who are members of the South African Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) went on strike demanding 18% salary increases.
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Buses caused havoc in the Pretoria CBD on Monday morning as some City of Tshwane employees went on strike demanding 18% salary increases.

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union's Greater Tshwane Region branch said in a statement on Sunday announcing the strike that they also want the city to stop outsourcing services.

Buses blocked off roads, slowing traffic to a snail's pace as motorists made their way into the CBD.

Samwu met with local corporate and shared services MMC Richard Moheta on Friday.

"If money is good for senior managers, equally we also deserve money. Our demand remains 18% backdated to July 1 2017. As much as we will ensure that an amicable solution is realised soon, our legal team has been instructed to lodge necessary documents with the SALGBC (South African Local Government Bargaining Council) on July 29 2019," Samwu regional secretary Mpho Tladinyane said in a statement on Sunday.


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