Samwu considers calling off strike

Samwu suspended its industrial action after three days following the formation of a task team.

FILE: Samwu protesters have regrouped outside the civic centre in Cape Town after police launched stun grenades at them. Picture: Xolani Koyana/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) in the cape metro says it will consult its members on the possibility of calling off a strike after resolving some concerns with the city of Cape Town.

Municipal workers downed tools two weeks ago due to unresolved issues including a lack of transport for workers, alleged racism and victimisation of shop stewards.

The union suspended its industrial action after three days following the formation of a task team which looked into a list of 34 grievances.

The action team provided its report to mayor Patricia de Lille yesterday.

The city's Zanthea Limberg said, "We'll be seeking a mandate on the agreed grievances and the structures thereof."

Limberg says they will wait for Samwu's discussions.

"They will communicate the dates of the mandates and thereafter we will meet again to sign the mandate."

The union says it will comment on the issue today.