EFF calls for immediate reinstatement of dismissed Tshwane municipal workers

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The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in Tshwane has called for the 100 municipal workers affiliated to SAMWU to be immediately reinstated.

The workers were dismissed for their participation in an illegal strike – which entered its fourth week on Tuesday.

Municipal workers are demanding a 5.4% salary increase, which the already cash strapped city says it cannot afford.

Speaking to Ynews, EFF regional leader, Obakeng Ramabodu, says the city needs to try to find a solution to the problems that are affecting services.


The red berets say they they stand in solidarity with the breadwinners, who were let go by the city for participating in the strike.

Meanwhile, the workers have vowed to continue with demonstrations, even though the strike was declared unlawful.

Ramabodu says the staff morale of workers is currently down as a result of the treatment they have received from the city.

Service delivery in the city of Tshwane has been heavily affected by the impasses, with residents complaining on uncollected waste and electrical faults in and around the city, which are not being attended to.

Ramabodu says the EFF has written to the speaker of the city council, asking himĀ  to convene a special meeting to find a solution to the issue at hand.



Written by: Nonhlanhla Harris

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