Tshwane Council institutes contingency plans amid Samwu strike

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City of Tshwane Mayor Cilliers Brink says contingency plans are being put in place to minimise the impact of the unprotected strike by workers affiliated to the South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu).

Workers have been on strike since last week demanding salary increases in violation of a court interdict.

Services such as electricity restoration, especially in the areas in Pretoria North where residents have been without electricity since Sunday, have been impacted by the strike action.

Brink says some of the workers are being intimidated.

“We simply can’t reveal all the details and so a lot of details of all of these plans. So a lot of frustration is being directed at ward councillors in particular. Decisive disciplinary action will be taking against striking workers as from today and there will also be action to enforce the interdict obtained by the city last week.”

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Reporting by Simphiwe Mabhena