Posted by: Saving Water SA (Cape Town, South Africa) – partnered with Water Rhapsody conservation systems – 30 August 2010
Harvest rainwater from your roof to ensure that the water strike does not leave you without water.
Unresolved wage negotiations in the water sector have prompted SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) members to embark on a national strike as of today.
Samwu has threatened that water taps would run dry today as members in the water sector embark on a national strike.
Samwu spokesperson Tahir Sema said there was a dispute between Samwu, the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) and the employers’ organisation, the South African Association of Water Utilities (Saawu).
He said Saawu) had offered the unions a 9percent wage increase, while they wanted between 11 and 13,5percent.
“We rejected the nine percent offer and will go on strike today, which means that the water supply throughout the country will be affected,” Tahir said.