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It seems that final call on halting work in Johannesburg is yet to be taken by SA Municipal Workers Union (Samwu). Though Samwu's Spokesperson Tahir Sema shared with media that they are going for a strike, Samwu's national office has warned workers for not participating in the strike.
Even the shop steward has confirmed that the final decision would be taken when 200 members of Samwu's regional shop stewards council would meet tomorrow to consolidate their response to threats by the national office.
"They must dare try (to discipline us). We'll embarrass them by marching to the national office while the strike is on. All we want is for them to fix the mess in the province”, Tahir Sema said.
It has been known that due to disputes with the Gauteng office, the Johannesburg branch has remained adamant not to be part of the strike.
It has been claimed that shop stewards have charged the Gauteng office of corruption and fraud in relation to the money being taken out from the union's coffers, meant to be for funeral policies and the workers' medical aid scheme.
Moreover, Samwu General Secretary Mthandeki Nhlapo has claimed that the strike had huge participation, though there is no confirmation about boycott in Tshwane.