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NORTH WEST - The South African Municipal Workers' Union (SAMWU) has submitted their salary and wage demands for the  2017/18 financial year to Magalies Water.

Magalies Water supplies water to the Rustenburg, Madibeng, and Moretele Local Municipalities in the North West.

The water utility company received the demands from SAMWU as they are the majority union representing the company's workers.

SAMWU, after rigorously consulting with their members, and the lapse of the previous salary and wage agreement, has submitted their demands asking for a single year agreement backdated from 1 July 2017, 20% salary increase for all workers, an additional 10% salary increase for workers on P7-P18 on a total cost to company, and a 12.5% standby allowance.

The union also asked for 10 days paternity leave, 10 days paid family leave per year, 25 annual leave days, 15% shift allowance, and 12% retirement contribution by the employer.

"We trust that the employer will come to the table and negotiate with us in a good faith, particularly given the fact that there is currently no agreement which means that workers have automatically taken a salary cut until such time that a new agreement is signed," SAMWU stated.

Negotiations on SAMWU's demands will begin on Wednesday 30 August 2017.

- BUSINESS REPORT ONLINE