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strike thumb medium85 85SABC News reports that the strike by workers at the Amathole District Municipality is severely affecting the provision of water to a number of towns that the municipality services.  

Taps in towns like Bedford, Adelaide and Butterworth ran dry last week.  Allegedly the striking workers have been sabotaging water infrastructure.  Workers at the district municipality have been on strike for the past three weeks demanding a 6.5% salary increase.  The municipal manager, Thandekile Mnyimba, claimed they were dealing with the matter and that the focus was on restoring the water supply.  The municipality has secured a court interdict to safeguard its staff and facilities.  Mnyimba indicated that water trucks were being escorted and security had been beefed up at the municipality’s treatment plants.  

  • Read the full original of the above report by Yanga Funani at SABC News

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