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Court interdicts Samwu strike

The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality has secured an interdict to prevent a Samwu strike.

The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality has secured an interdict to prevent a Samwu strike. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality on Monday said it has managed to obtain an interdict to prevent thousands of South African Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) workers from striking.

Workers at the Brakpan Bus Company have been involved in an ongoing labour dispute.

Samwu wanted all its members to join in a sympathy strike on Tuesday.

But the council secured an interdict to prevent the industrial action.

Municipal spokesperson Sam Modiba said, "The municipality on Sunday successfully interdicted the union's plan to embark on a strike."

Modiba said if workers take part in Tuesday's strike, they could face internal disciplinary action.

In May, Samwu members took part in an illegal strike following a wage dispute.

The strike was called off to allow negotiations to continue.