WATCH | Strike at Rand Water averted, for now

JOHANNESBURG - A strike at Rand Water has been averted, for now.

The agency and municipal workers' union Samwu has reached an out of court settlement.

READ: Rand Water strike called off pending court action

Samwu called for the strike after Rand Water refused to pay a discretionary incentive bonus.

The union claims its members earned the bonus by meeting Rand Water's targets.

The state utility and Samwu entered into negotiations for a settlement after Rand Water approached the labour court for an interdict on Wednesday.

READ: Rand Water owed R1,3-billion by Emfuleni Municipality

Samwu represents 60% of Rand Water's employees, but the utility is hoping that its designation as an essential service will stop all of them from downing tools. 

The union says its intent on securing a 14th cheque for its members - even if it has to strike to achieve it.

Watch the video above for more details.


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