EMLM strike end not in sight

The Rep - - NEWS -

THE work­ers’ strike, headed by Samwu at the Enoch Mgi­jima Lo­cal Mu­nic­i­pal­ity, is con­tin­u­ing.

The Rep re­ported (“Mu­nic­i­pal strike”, Au­gust 4) that work­ers had downed tools in a de­mand for back pay over 10 months due on the bench­mark­ing of em­ploy­ees.

In June, the South African Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Bar­gain­ing Coun­cil found in favour of the work­ers but, ac­cord­ing to an ear­lier state­ment by Samwu Chris Hani re­gional sec­re­tary Mongameli Man­cam, EMLM in­di­cated it did not have the funds and that pay­ment would be made at the end of last month.

When this did not hap­pen, work­ers em­barked on the strike.

EMLM spokesman Fundile Feket­shane con­firmed this week that en­gage­ment be­tween the mu­nic­i­pal­ity and work­ers were con­tin­u­ing in find­ing a so­lu­tion.

Once a res­o­lu­tion had been reached, EMLM would com­mu­ni­cate with the me­dia, Feket­shane said.

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