The SA Local Government Bargaining Council will attempt to resolve pay talks between municipalities and workers this month after all parties involved in negotiations declared a dispute.

The SA Municipal Workers’ Union of SA (Samwu) and the Independent Municipal & Allied Trade Union (Imatu), rejected an independent facilitator’s proposal in June for a three-year pay deal that called for a 4% increase in the first year, and increases based on the consumer price index (CPI) minus 1% for the second and third years...

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