Cape Argus

Trade unions have to face the facts

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YOUR edition, Monday, June 21, “Prepare for war, Samwu tells members”, refers. Unfortunat­ely, trade unions are heavily affected by wasteful, frivolous expenditur­e in more than 80% of the municipali­ties. Above this, fraud and theft are rife.

Mismanagem­ent across the country means the local government bargaining council faces a situation of near bankruptcy – it has proposed only a 2.8% salary increase.

It’s time we all face the facts: municipali­ties across the board, except a very few, are run into the ground.

MICHAEL BAGRAIM | Highlands Estate

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