Samwu strike called off

Ekurhuleni metro police officers and security personnel affiliated to Samwu returned to their stations.

FILE: Striking Samwu members. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) on Wednesday said a strike by its members in Ekurhuleni has been called off.

Metro police officers and some security personnel embarked on a strike on Monday following a wage dispute with employers.

Samwu spokesperson Tahir Sema said workers returned to their stations.

"The municipality's management has agreed to listen to workers' concerns."

However, negotiations between the union and employers will continue.

Earlier this week, the Ekurhuleni Municipality said the strike was illegal.

Ekurhuleni metro police officers were demanding their salaries be on par with those of other officers in metropolitan councils.