Johannesburg - The SA Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) is up in arms after several municipalities across the country failed to pay salaries for workers.
Samwu said on Wednesday it would go on strike unless the 30 municipalities paid their workers.
The union said the cash-strapped municipalities who had failed to pay workers were in Limpopo, the Eastern Cape, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and the Northern Cape.
The non-payment of workers comes after several municipalities in the North West and KZN were placed under administration.
Samwu said it wanted these municipalities to pay workers immediately, or they would face strike action.