The South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) are claiming under-investment in workers is to blame for the nationwide service delivery crisis in the country. This as the government’s wage austerity policy will have its first test run as wage negotiation season has kicked off in earnest in the public sector. Following the union’s rejection of the offer, the South African Local Government Association (Salga) threw down the gauntlet and refused to back down from a 2.8% blanket wage hike cap, which has angered Samwu. This raise will be 1.5% below the projected inflation and comes with a total freeze…

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