Samwu threatens to intensify strike in Mangaung

Samwu says it will shut down all services in the Mangaung metro in the Free State on Friday after a deadlock in negotiations with management.

FILE: Samwu members on a strike. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – The South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) says it will intensify its strike at the Mangaung metro in the Free State on Friday after a deadlock in negotiations with management.

Workers are demanding salary adjustments and better working conditions.

Samwu provincial secretary Thabang Tseuoa said: “By intensification of the strike, we mean a total shutdown of all services, we believe we are at 90% of the strike and all workers should not go to work.”