Samwu threatens to disrupt Tshwane services over labour issues

They are accusing management of changing their conditions of service on a daily basis without consultation.

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JOHANNESBURG - The South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) says it has given the City of Tshwane seven working days to respond to their demands, warning of no services in the capital if labour issues are not resolved.

Workers, including metro police officers and emergency services officials, shut down the city on Thursday.

They are accusing management of changing their conditions of service on a daily basis without consultation.

They also say the city is exposing them to unsafe conditions.

Samwu says there are also officers who graduated last December and promised permanent posts but this has not happened.

The union's Mpho Tladinyana: "Already we have heard that they have written something, a letter indicating that they will appoint these officers permanently. We haven't seen the letter but we've heard that it was issued by the city."