This is according to Queen Mbatha, vice-chairperson of the Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union, who said the municipal workers would not go back to work until their demands were met.
“The workers are angry. We understand why they are angry. This is unfair to them and they told us that they will not go back to work,” said Mbatha.
Mbatha added that grade 4 electricity department workers wanted to join the strike.
Water and wastewater unit workers went on strike last week, demanding salary level upgrades like the Umkhonto weSizwe veterans. They claim the veterans, who were employed in 2016, had been unfairly upgraded from a grade 4 to grade 10 salary level within a year.