Midrand municipal workers strike finally ends after 23 Years

Workers On Wednesday 20 September
broadcast on SAfm 104-107 and online, Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

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The South African Federation of Trade Unions this week announced an important victory for a group of 280 workers who have been fighting courageously for 23 years for justice for themselves and their families after being sacked in 1994 by what was then the Midrand Municipal Council. More than 500 municipal workers went on strike in 1994 in protest against corruption and nepotism within the council. They were dismissed, and left penniless, and none of them has received any of their pension entitlements  since. But they never gave up and last week a settlement was reached with the Johannesburg City Council to absorb then into the municipality, and to investigate their pension entitlements and their allegations of corruption against the defunct municipality.

In today’s show we recap the experience of these workers – the fact that they sacrificed so much to fight corruption and why it took so long to be resolved.

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