There are fears about the impact on water services at Buffalo City Metro, Nelson Mandela Metro and some areas in the O.R Tambo District in the Eastern Cape after dozens of workers at the Amatola Water Board embarked on a wage strike.
The workers have accused management of enforcing an eight percent wage increase offer that excludes 2017 where they got zero percent.
SAMWU’s regional secretary in Amathole, Luthando Juju.
Listen to Luthando Juju below:
Amatola Water Board CEO, Vuyo Zitumane says they will employ contingency plans.
“The services will not be disrupted. We do have a contingency plan in the event that the employees want to disrupt those services. We do have alternative means we have put in place as part of our mitigation plan.”