SAMWU in Mangaung on strike

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Workers affiliated to the South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) in the Mangaung region have embarked on a protected strike in Bloemfontein this morning.

Earlier this week between 1000 and 2000 workers gathered at the municipal offices and handed over a memorandum of their demands. These demands included the cessation of daily political interference of councillors, contract and payment issues, operational matters, and also to do away with outsourcing and privatisation of municipal services by various departments.

Workers were resolute that they will not return to work until all their demands are met.

Photos: Sandra Mulder, Mark Steenbok, Katleho Morapela & Nomaqhawe Mtebele.