The South African Municipal Trade Union (Samwu) has announced that it will launch an indefinite protected strike on Landwater starting May 13, 2021. This can affect water supply in many states.
Landwater is a bulk water utility responsible for supplying water to municipalities and industries in Gauteng, North West, Free State and Mpumalanga.
“Landwater basically pushed workers to the streets through arrogance and changes in workers’ service conditions,” the union said in a statement Tuesday.
“Because we know the impact this has on the population, this was one of the most painful decisions we had to make as workers, but before we became employees of Rand Water. It’s important to note that, as a member of the community, we also want to flush our homes with clean water. “
As workers embark on the strike, Mr Samu said tap water cannot be guaranteed to residents and industries in Gauteng, North West, Freedom and Mpumalanga.
“All we can do is pray for rain, which is the only guaranteed source of water during the strike. Therefore, we give Landwater members and workers unilateral changes in their employment conditions. Encourage them to prepare to fight. “
Landwater previously stated that strikes should not lead to water supply disruptions, as the majority of employees are essential service workers.
Union states that water is “not guaranteed” in parts of South Africa due to strikes
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