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Municipal services in KwaDukuza Municipality disrupted by strike action

The KwaDukuza Municipality said it would know the way forward later today after engaging with the union leading the strike.

KwaDukuza Municipality mayor Lindile Nhaca. File Picture

Published May 16, 2022

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DURBAN - THE KWADUKUZA Municipality has warned that services in its area have been disrupted today due to a strike by staff members.

The disruption affected staff in the electricity and water unit, among others.

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The staff members belonging to the South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) are said to be meeting with the senior political and administrative leadership of the municipality.

The cause of the strike was not immediately clear this morning, and the municipality said they were still waiting for clarity from the union.

The municipality said they expect the service to resume in the afternoon but will get clarity in the afternoon.

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“The municipality wishes to advise residents and businesses that service delivery will be disrupted this morning due to workers engaging in protest action. The municipality envisages that service delivery will be restored this afternoon,

“The municipal senior leadership is being addressed by Samwu on its demand, and once we have clarity on what the issues are, we will report back to the public,” said the municipality.

“What we can say at the moment is that all services of the municipality have been disrupted, that include the staff members in the electricity unit, in waste management and even in administration, for instance, the finance unit has been affected as Samwu called a meeting with its members,” said the municipality.

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The municipality said once it had a clear understanding of what the workers' issues were and what would be the way forward, it would brief the community about what was going to happen with regard to service delivery.

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