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protestHeraldLive reports on a three-hour hostage drama at the Sarah Baartman District Municipality offices in Port Elizabeth on Monday night.  

Disgruntled workers, who were demanding that their grievances be addressed, had kept municipal manager Ted Pillay behind the locked gates since shortly after 7pm.  The workers, all of them members of the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu), had vowed to hold Pillay until he committed to dealing with several outstanding issues.  After hours of intense negotiations, police finally persuaded them to unlock the gates and let Pillay and a few other municipal workers who were still inside go.  The workers’ list of 22 grievances includes policies being approved without being reviewed by the labour forums.

  • Read this report by Amir Chetty in full at HeraldLive

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