The City of Tshwane Municipality released a statement on Friday, 22 October 2021, by Tshwane Executive Mayor.
Alderman Randall Williams, announcing that he has given the city of Tshwane legal team an instruction to seek an urgent court interdict against the South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) in Tshwane after members of the union disrupted services and interrupted service delivery.
The Tshwane CBD descended into chaos yesterday morning after city of Tshwane municipal workers and SAMWU members took to the streets trashing and blocking the city streets with municipal trucks and vehicles demanding an increase in wages. The City’s executive mayor, Alderman Williams, has responded and criticized the actions of SAMWU and its members.
“This is an unlawful labour action, and it is clearly a political act that attempts to sabotage the work in the city. The vast majority of City of Tshwane personnel have an eagerness to work and continue to perform their duties.
They have every right to not be intimidated in their day-to-day activities and to enter their premises of work,” said Williams. “We have received reports of bus services being disrupted, waste contractors being intimidated, and Tshwane staff being denied entry into their offices or threatened as a result of this unlawful strike action,” added Williams.