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Samwu considers legal action over municipal managers' salary increases

The union says these managers will be paid close to R4 million a year while those who directly report to them will receive over R3 million annually.

FILE: South African Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) members at a protest. Picture: Samwu Facebook page

JOHANNESBURG – The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) says it's considering taking legal action against the salary increases of municipal managers.

The union says these managers will be paid close to R4 million a year, while those who directly report to them will receive over R3 million annually.

Samwu's Simon Mathe says the money could be used to pay general workers who earn peanuts.

“Municipalities are struggling to pay salaries, they’re struggling to pay third parties but yet we’ve people at the helm of this mismanagement getting rewarded with exorbitant salary increases. We’ll seek a legal advice and then we’ll take it from there.”

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)

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