Members of the South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) have brought Braamfontein in Johannesburg to a standstill, as they demand that Mayor Mpho Phalatse urgently address their wage issues.
Roads in and around the City of Johannesburg have been blocked off as the special council sitting is set to get under way.
On Thursday, the workers blockaded the M1 motorway at Braamfontein in both directions.
Motorists are being rerouted to avoid the congestion.
Motorists are advised that some roads around the Metro Centre vicinity in Braamfontein have been closed off to traffic, this is due to the meeting arranged by the City of Johannesburg employees affiliated to SAMWU this morning.#JHBTraffic #JoburgRoadSafety pic.twitter.com/zmBgiwTbXl
— Jo’burg Metro Police Department – JMPD (@JoburgMPD) November 11, 2022
Municipal workers in the City of Johannesburg have downed tools to demand #decentwages. Workers led by @SAMWU_Online are gathering at the premises of the Executive Mayor in Braamfontein #ClassStruggle @SALGA_Gov @NationalCoGTA @PresidencyZA @CityofJoburgZA @SAMWUnion @eNCA pic.twitter.com/nNLXRapDu2
— @COSATU Today (@_cosatu) November 11, 2022
The video below reports on the latest in the Braamfontein:
Source: SABC News (sabcnews.com)