Last week the Daily News reported that Ugu workers had embarked on a protest over perceived corruption and called for the municipality to be put under administration, among other demands.
The protests resulted in acting Ugu mayor Phumlile Mthiyane having to calm down the angry SA Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) members. Discussions took place between the two parties last week, but the result of these discussions was interpreted in different ways.
Ugu spokesperson France Zama said they had discussions with the union where guidelines on the programme of action were given by the municipality. “ And we are hoping that after this meeting, labour stability will be retained,” he said.
Last week, Zama had issued a statement that the municipality had been held to ransom by the union over the past few weeks. This had caused problems in service delivery and was an inconvenience for residents, he said.