Cash-strapped Tshwane agrees to pay workers R300m in salary benchmarking agreement
The decision is likely to put an extra strain on the metro’s finances that are already feeling the effect of the national lockdown
The Tshwane metro, which houses SA’s administrative capital, has bowed to pressure again from unions, implementing an agreement that will put its employees’ wages on par with those of other top municipalities in the country.
This is despite protestations by city administrator Mpho Nawa that such increases could lead to financial ruin for the cash-strapped metro. He said the agreement would cost the city R300m to implement...