The South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) on Monday warned the City of Cape Town (CoCT) against firing more than 500 firefighters.
CoCT has indicated that a disciplinary process is still ongoing relating to the events of 2019 when the firefighters took part in an illegal strike.
The firefighters were demonstrating against long working hours- 24-hour shifts and the City of Cape Town’s pay structure.
Following a court hearing in 2020, it was ruled that the current shift and allowance system were valid.
Samwu’s Mike Khumalo said on 1 May, the union would march to the Civic Centre.
“The firefighters are still working the 24-hour shifts; the courts said go back and engage with the view to get a new agreement, but the city said they’re not prepared to hear the union,” Khumalo said.