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Union digs in for double-digit pay rise

The wage increase offered to striking municipal workers was "meagre", the South African Municipal Workers' Union told the <i>Mail & Guardian</i>.

Municipal strikers: All right, fine, how about 10%, then?

Striking municipal workers have dropped their demand for an 18% salary increase to 10% -- but local government does not seem inclined to bite.

Strikers ask premier for help in wage war

While municipal workers in Gauteng were asking the premier to intervene in wage negotiations, strikers in Cape Town were denied permission to march.

Samwu plans to bring JHB to a standstill

Municipal workers will bring the Johannesburg city centre to a standstill this week, the South African Municipal Workers' Union has said.

‘Rats, disease, death? We aren’t paid enough!’

Rats jumping in their faces, dead babies in bins and infected fingers are some of the horrors they face every day, Cape Town rubbish collectors say.

Municipal workers walk off the job

At least 145&nbsp;000 SA municipal workers started a strike on Monday aimed at shutting down services -- including rubbish collection.

Contingency plans ahead of municipal workers’ strike

Ekurhuleni metro police say municipal workers must be be disciplined during their upcoming strike.

Municipal workers announce plans for nationwide strike

Almost 145&nbsp;000 municipal workers will begin a countrywide strike on August 15, the South African Municipal Workers' Union says.

Municipal strike continues as talks falter

Hopes of an end to the municipal workers' strike were dashed on Tuesday night, with no resolution yet on a pay parity deal Samwu said.

Man attacked during Samwu strike

A Kempton Park petrol station owner was whipped and stoned by protesting members of the Samwu on Thursday, after they started a fire near his station.

A strike of intimidators

Acts of intimidation and the violent disruption of towns and cities were reported throughout the country during this week's municipal strike.

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