nelsonmandelabayHeraldLive reports that striking Nelson Mandela Bay municipal refuse workers and their bosses have reached a compromise, with the city agreeing to pay a year’s once-off payout that could cost millions of rands.  

This is to cushion the blow of taking away the extra R1,300 the more than 100 staff had been receiving illegally every month for the past three years.  The strike, which entered its fourth day on Thursday, is not yet over as the unions and the municipality still have to thrash out the details of the agreement.  One of the issues is finding measures to put in place to ensure a hygienic environment in which the workers can eat their food during breaks.

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