The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in Gauteng says it is observing developments in the City of Tshwane with keen interest.
Workers who are affiliated to trade unions South African Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) and Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (Imatu) are among those that the city has issued with notices.
The Labour Court has also granted the metro a permanent interdict which orders the striking employees to return to work, as outlined in the statement below:
CITY OF TSHWANE GRANTED PERMANENT INTERDICT AGAINST STRIKING EMPLOYEES pic.twitter.com/bs7VcHATuI
— City of Tshwane (@CityTshwane) September 15, 2023
Meanwhile, Samwu has since called on the City of Tshwane to pay workers and stop wasting funds on legal fees to block salary increases.
Cosatu’s provincial chairperson Amos Monyela says, “As far as we know, our members of Samwu are not on strike. We accept the court order issued by the Labour Court. Samwu is complying with the content of the interdict. And lastly, we know that there are a number of members who have been expelled and Samwu is working on that process.”