The four-day unprotected strike in the City of Tshwane is now over.
The city and municipal unions Samwu and Matu have finally reached an agreement.
Samwu’s regional secretary Mpho Tladinyane said the City has agreed to reverse the 18% wage increase and the parties will also start a six months bench marking exercise to look into the reworking of the salary scale.
The City and the union agreed on the following:
1.Once off ex gratia payment to workers as an equalisation allowance:
Workers that earn less than R 20 000 per month will be paid a once-off payment of R 15 000;
Workers that earn R 20 001– R 30 000 per month will be paid a once-off payment of R 10 000, and Workers that earn more than R 30 000 per month will be paid a once-off payment of R 7 000.
2. In the following two months a dedicated task team will conduct a bench marking exercise on the pay scale of other Metro Municipalities in order to develop a pay scale for the City of Tshwane.
3.The 18% salary increase that has been implemented for the Group and Divisional heads will be dismantled with immediate effect.