The nation wide Municipal workers strike continued yesterday with reports coming from all over South Africa of rubbish littering the streets and tyres being burnt in the CBD’s.
The South African Police kept the strikers off da Gama Road in Jeffreys Bay yesterday in an effort to keep the traffic flowing as the workers tossed bottles over the fence at the Municipal building.
Business owners were seen cleaning the streets of trash as bins and litter were once again strewn in the streets.
Watch video footage of the strike taken by the Crayon Room
The Cape Town strike turned violent as the Police started arresting strikers after tyres were set alight and looting of informal traders occurred in the city center. 13 strikers were arrested in the Mother City.
The strikers are demanding an 18 % salary increase. This increase is unreasonable according to SALGA who says that an agreement was reached in 2009 where a 6 % salary increase would be granted in this financial year.
Residents are advised to avoid the Municipal buildings, particularly in the mornings when the strikers are marching and picketing in da Gama road.