- Posted August 17, 2011 by
Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
South Municipal Workers Strike
South African towns are currently without waste removal and licensing services as municipal workers have embarked on a national wage strike demanding a 18% or R 2 000 increase, whichever is greater.
The strike started on Monday and is still underway as the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) is still locked in talks with the South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU).
Several services rendered by local government have been suspended until the outcome of the wage dispute, leaving many people without access to government services like traffic officers, road maintenance, water infrustructure repairs and many others.