JRA workers tired of 'empty promises'

Workers have decided to protest a second day & say they were promised a pay increase.

Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) workers protested over salary increases and the non-payment of performance bonuses on 24 February 2016. Picture: Ziyanda Ngcobo/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) workers say they have grown tired of empty promises and have decided to protest in the streets for a second day today.

Employees represented by trade union South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) say they were promised a pay increase last year, but are still waiting.

Picture by Antoine de Ras/The Star.

Hundreds of workers began protesting on Pixley kaSeme Street in downtown Johannesburg earlier this morning and are now moving towards Braamfontein.

JRA management tried to address workers outside their offices today, but they've had no luck.

Samwu leaders say the outcome of an audit, which began last year and aimed to determine whether employees were underpaid, has still not been formally communicated.

Workers say they are tired of promises and want the seven percent increased which has been promised to them.

The protest moved through the CBD towards the municipal officers in nearby Braamfontein.

Picture by @Danwes159 via Twitter.