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Samwu snubs council, march on track

The municipal workers union says it will go ahead with a protest in Germiston on Friday.

Samwu members protest in Johannesburg on 9 July 2013. Picture: Leeto Khoza/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) on Thursday said it will go ahead with its march in Germiston on Gauteng's East Rand on Friday.

This despite the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality declaring the demonstration illegal and unprotected.

Samwu says police have granted the union permission.

But the council served it with a notice to interdict the march.

Workers have made several demands, including the option to cash in leave days not taken.

Samwu's Mohou Mokgatla says the city is playing games.

"They can't then say to us that the march is illegal. They'll have to give us the interdict order by the labour court."