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tshwane thumb100 TimesLIVE reports that the administration of the Tshwane metro municipality and its municipal workers are back at the negotiating table in yet another effort to resolve their pay dispute and labour unrest.

This is according to the multiparty coalition oversight group, which met on Tuesday to receive a progress report on the fraught labour relations in Tshwane. On Wednesday, the group reported that the CCMA was facilitating pay talks between the City of Tshwane and labour union representatives. In a statement, the oversight group indicated: “The city and the unions have agreed to protect the integrity of the talks by allowing the CCMA to communicate on their collective behalf and, as such, we will not ventilate these matters as a multiparty coalition.” Despite the step back, the multiparty top brass expressed that there were two important issues that should take centre stage, namely labour stability and the financial sustainability of the municipality. “The CCMA engagements are a positive step in this regard,” they said. Tshwane’s DA mayor Cilliers Brink has consistently maintained that the city cannot afford the pay rise demanded by the SA Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) and the Independent Municipal & Allied Trade Union (Imatu). The SA Local Government Bargaining Council has ruled in favour of the unions, but the metro has appealed against this in the Labour Court.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Sisanda Mbolekwa at BusinessLive
  • Lees ook, Minister beroof: ‘Hulle het wapen teen my kop gedruk’, by Maroela Media

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