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MangaungeNCA reports that municipal workers in Bloemfontein, who have been on strike for a month, are due to go back to work on Monday.  The city’s longest-running strike affected everyone, from the city centre to the suburbs, while the closed offices meant the city lost an enormous amount of income.  

Members of the South African Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) were asking for salary increases and were protesting against what they described as illegal appointments, nepotism and victimisation.  They have been accused of burning tyres, intimidation and harassment of non-striking workers.  Last week, the Labour Court declared the strike illegal and unprotected.  The union reacted by indicating that it was law-abiding and would return to work on Monday.

  • A short report is at eNCA


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