STRIKING municipal workers in Nelson Mandela Bay locked managers and senior officials out of the traffic department in Sidwell yesterday, saying the building would remain shut until they received their promised salary increases.
Officials reporting for duty in the morning found the gates locked and a small group of workers singing and protesting in the yard.
Library and traffic department administration staff downed tools about three weeks ago, demanding a four-notch salary grade increase they had been promised by mayor Ben Fihla's task team.
The increases were supposed to have been approved by the council last month. However, this has not yet happened because the financial implications for the metro are still not clear.
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