KZN Premier to provide update on ongoing municipal strike

KZN Premier to provide update on ongoing municipal strike

KZN Premier Nomusa Dube-Ncube and eThekwini Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda will give an update today on the ongoing strike by municipal workers. 

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The unprotected work stoppage began last week and has affected services across the City with violent protests erupting in some parts.


Workers affiliated with the South African Municipal Workers Union are demanding salary increases that match those of other metros. 


Meanwhile, councillors who spoke to Newswatch say the strike is getting out of hand, despite the City obtaining a court interdict against it.

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Durban North ward councillor, Shontel de Boer says it is inevitably affecting residents. 

“Water is on and off, and we can’t get any update from any officials from the water department to find out what the situation is. I have got residents in Umgeni Park that haven’t had electricity for three days now."

Reservoir Hills councillor Alicia Kissoon says some residents have had no water for over a week.

"With the incorrect meter readings and increases in rate payer's bills, this strike has hit residents the hardest. There is no refuse collection, no street sweepers, delayed water and electricity. And what is more concerning is the fact that we have seen videos of protesters damaging infrastructure knowing fully well the delay in service delivery."

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