Ugu municipality staff strike enters second week

Ugu municipality staff strike enters second week

Ugu officials say they are trying their best to minimize disruptions to service delivery in the municipality as staff continue with their work stoppage.  

Ugu DIstrict Municipality
Anelisa Kubheka

The south coast district dismissed 42 workers from Hading last week, who embarked on an illegal strike. 

The South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) wants two senior water officers to step down, over corruption claims.

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The municipality's France Zama says staff members are protesting over old issues that have been dealt with. 

The strike's affected the supply of water in some areas. 

"We have engaged with various services in terms of ensuring that we get assistance to provide services where our workers are not available."

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"But in terms of dealing with human resources and the workers at the municipality, there is a stance that we have taken. It a clear indication that we take the responsibility that has been given to us very seriously," he says. 

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