Municipal workers’ strike continues in CT

Samwu is leading a strike over unresolved grievances, some relating to apparent unfair dismissals.

FILE: The Samwu says more than 5000 municipal workers will continue striking in Cape Town today. Picture: Shamiela Fisher/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A strike by municipal workers in Cape Town has entered its second day.

But the City of Cape Town says the industrial action hasn't affected services.

The South African Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) is leading the strike over unresolved grievances some of which relate to apparent unfair dismissals.

Samwu's Michael Khumalo says they will continue the strike until the municipality resolves the outstanding issues.

"They are not going to work, they will be standing outside the depot with placards, demonstrating their unhappiness around the manner in which they have been treated by the city, and at the same time voicing their willingness to engage the employer with the view to resolve the issues."

Samwu says more than 5,000 municipal workers will continue striking in Cape Town today.