5.8.2019 01:33 pm
Police were called to disperse a crowd of protesting students in the early hours of Monday morning.
Protest action broke out at the Unisa Sunnyside campus on Monday morning as students blocked roads with rocks and burning tyres, reports Pretoria East Rekord.
The march has been declared illegal, and police are on the scene to monitor the situation.
The SAPS say the situation has been brought under control.
Protest action in Newcastle has caused major congestion, resulting on those who rely on taxi services being late to work.
Since the start of the week, striking City workers have been blockading streets with buses, refuse trucks and rubbish, demanding an 18% increase that was allegedly paid to top managers.
Home owners in the area said that that ‘dangerous’ land occupiers at Value View informal settlement were stealing electricity from their transformers.
Samwu North West provincial deputy secretary, Vanguard Mokwena, said the protest was a precursor to rolling mass action planned for Friday.
The Tshwane city council obtained a court order declaring the strike illegal, but that has not deterred the employees.
The bargaining council will likely issue an order allowing Samwu to strike should the two parties reach a stalemate.
Municipal workers are blocking major roads throughout the CBD on Monday to demand a wage increase.
An MMC says the city has suspended bus services operation after some routes were blocked by striking bus drivers.
The city manager was supposed to come to an agreement with the unions about the matter, but seemingly failed to do so.
The protest action ‘is part of the international campaign for the rights of the Saharawi and the Basque people to self-determination.’
The disgruntled workers took to the streets illegally and blocked all major routes into the CBD while demanding an 18% salary increase.