The Nelson Mandela Bay refuses trike might come to an end today if workers accept an agreement hammered out with the municipality.
The strike continued yesterday.
This is after SA Municipal Workers Union regional secretary Mqondisi Nodongwe said earlier the municipality had withdrawn from the agreed payout.
However, after meeting acting city manager Johann Mettler, Nodongwe– who threatened earlier that other directorates would join the strike as the negotiations had collapsed– said the union had come to an agreement with Mettler.
“We met the city manager and came to an agreement,” he said.
“However, we still need to present the agreement to the workers[today].
“It will be up to them to accept the agreement or not.”
Deputy mayor Mongameli Bobani said the municipality had put an offer to the workers in accordance with the council’s resolution.
“We have accommodated everything our workers demanded, ”he said.
“We have done our best to accommodate them.”
He said the municipality was looking into solutions on working conditions.
“We want to keep our city clean, as we are very concerned about the plight of our residents,” Bobani said. “We are waiting to hear whether they accept our conditions.”