NAPSAWU takes to the streets today
MANZINI – Civil Servants resolved to abandon work and take to the streets today to demand a 4.5 per cent cost of living adjustment on their salaries.
Their strike is expected to be joined by the Swaziland Democratic Nurses Union (SWADNU) and the Swaziland National Association of Teachers.
The National Public Service and Allied Workers Union (NAPSAWU) yesterday said all due processes had been followed to the letter to make today’s strike legal.
A long dragging meeting between NAPSAWU, SWADNU, SNAT and STAWU was held at the SNAT Centre yesterday to map up logistics for the strike action.
NAPSAWU President, Quinton Dlamini, said 3 000 members voted and of this, 98 per cent voted for the strike. The balloting process monitored by the Conciliation Mediation Arbitration Commission (CMAC) started last week and ended on Monday.
Dlamini said all workers would assemble in Mbabane today and march to deliver petitions.
He said the strike would not be a two-day event as believed by many, but would be staggered according to the will of the members.
"It is the members who will say if they feel like going back to work or not. Otherwise this is a legal strike which begins tomorrow."
No-work-no-pay will apply - govt
MANZINI – The Ministry of Public Service has said it will apply a no-work-no-pay rule to public servants who will take part in the NAPSAWU strike action.
Evart Madlopha, the Principal Secretary said he had already communicated to the union that they would not be paid.
SNAT may join NAPSAWU
MANZINI – Some members of the Swaziland National Association of Teachers will combine with NAPSAWU in today’s strike action to be held in Mbabane.
SNAT Secretary General, Muzi Mhlanga, said teachers would continue with their regional consultations today, though some may decide to join NAPSAWU in Mbabane.
"Our members in Mbabane may decide to join NAPSAWU, which is also fine. SNAT is happy that NAPSAWU has finally joined teachers in the call for a 4.5 per cent increment. We all believe that as long as Circular No. 1 of 2010 is in place money is in abundance in government accounts," Mhalanga said.
Teachers plz return to schools n government plz increase the payments coz tsine we have to learn.The mock has to be written not to mention the external exam for the form 5 n 3's.
Jul 11, 2012, 8:17 AM, cyhle
All of these protests are results of the VAT tax. Even the private sector unions need more money from the employers b'cos of VAT. The country is burning, fire everywhere. Why were workers not consulted in this issue?
Jul 11, 2012, 8:17 AM, James Nyandzeni
How long are the tax payers not gonna be respected in this country? Sooner or later the day is coming. Wani lo No Work No Pay? This cabinet is the greediest of them all.
Jul 11, 2012, 8:17 AM, Khayelihle Ndzimandze (email@example.com)
Yinyandza leyo ma-Cabinet and your Prime Minister.Nali live lifa,nikuphi,nibukeni.Why are you failing to tackle such sensitive issues? Just 4.5 % out of 100% angaze abulale live,kulimale bantfu kufeyile nebantfwana.Nilentani lelive vele?Think for the coming generation.Just think outside the box.
Jul 11, 2012, 8:17 , MBONGISENI (mbongisenimuzikhumaloGmail.com)
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