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samwu thumb medium80 78ANA reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) was due on Thursday to conduct a march to the Midvaal municipal offices in protest against working conditions and to deliver a memorandum of demands.  

Samwu said numerous grievances have been raised with the management of the DA-run municipality to no avail.  Its memo will apparently include allegations of maladministration in the municipality, irregular awarding of tenders, irregular appointment of attorneys for the council, racism, sexual harassment, flawed recruitment processes, outsourcing, and the use of labour brokers.  Samwu also said its members intended to picket every day from 07:30 to 16:00 within a demarcated area in the public parking space at the municipal offices for an indefinite period.  In a notice to residents and business owners, the municipal manager confirmed that Samwu had notified the municipality that it would be embarking on strike action from Thursday.

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