newsSABC News reported on Friday that municipal workers at Mokopane and 179 surrounding villages in the Mogalakwena municipality were back at work after a month-long strike for better wages.  

The 760 municipal workers downed tools because they were not being paid the same as at other municipalities on the same grade as Mogalakwena.  Although the workers were persuaded to return, their demands have not yet been met.  SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) chairperson Jabu Mashamaite said their only hope now was that a solution to the unaddressed issues would be found after the upcoming municipal elections.

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