Madam Deputy Chairperson, I move without notice:
That the Council -
(1) notes with concern the unacceptable and illegal behaviour of striking municipal workers over the past 3 days;
(2) further notes the negative impact such irresponsible action has and will have, on the image of South Africa as a place to visit for the 2010 Fifa World Cup and the resultant impact upon opportunities for South Africans of all communities to benefit from this once-in- a-lifetime opportunity;
(3) therefore calls upon the organisers of the strike to take action to ensure that striking municipal employees immediately cease the destructive trashing of towns and cities throughout South Africa and terminate the strike; and
(4) urges the police to increase their presence at meetings and marches of striking municipal employees and take immediate action against any persons who break the law, particularly those who trash the streets with garbage which millions of responsible citizens have collected, ready for removal and disposal in an environmentally friendly manner.