JRA workers go on strike in CBD


South African Municipal Workers Union members employed by the Johannesburg Roads Agency are on strike.

JOHANNESBURG - Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) workers went on strike in the Johannesburg CBD on Tuesday.

South African Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) members employed by JRA staged a sit-in from Friday at the road agency&39;s offices.

JRA&39;s spokesperson, Bertha Peters-Scheepers said the strike was illegal.



“The strike action by some members of the agency is illegal. We have not received a list of demands, however, we believe that the strike has to do with issues related to the interchange projects and non-payment of performance bonuses for the financial year 2014/15,” said Peters-Scheepers.

Peters-Scheepers said Samwu had agreed to meet with the union.

“We condemn the illegal strike action and apologise to residents as service delivery will be affected.”

She added that the revamp of bridges on the M1 would not be affected.



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