City of Tshwane warns of possible disruption to services due to Samwu protest

Tshwane residents have been warned that services may be interrupted on Tuesday due to municipal workers' protest taking place in the capital city. Water, electricity and cemetery services may be affected.

FILE: Samwu members protest in Pretoria on 1 June 2021. Picture: @SAMWUnion/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - The City of Tshwane is warning of possible disruptions to services on Tuesday because of protests by municipal workers’ union Samwu.

The city said that some staffers had been unable to carry out their duties.

It said that it was exploring options to stabilise the situation and protect personnel.

Samwu is demanding a R4,000 wage increase, however, the metro said it had no money to foot this increase.

The union's Mpho Tladinyane said they would not back down from their demands.

“We’re also demanding a R3,500 housing allowance, the minimum wage should be R15,000 and 80/20 with regards to medical aid contribution.”

Water, electricity, road and cemetery services may be disrupted in the meantime.

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