Trade unions have to face the facts
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