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100 employees continue with illegal wage strike at Amatola Water Board

Aug 7, 2018
100 employees continue with illegal wage strike at Amatola Water Board

Just over 100 employees of the Amatola Water Board continued engaging an illegal wage strike, the Board said on Tuesday.

The illegal strike began on Friday last week.

"Since then, Amatola Water has robustly engaged with workers and it is hopeful that an amicable solution will be found soon," it said.

"Amatola Water is very aware that discussions are at a sensitive stage and consequently does not wish to prejudice employee discussions at this stage by providing further details. There is an ultimatum issued to striking workers to get back to work or to face disciplinary action." 

It added that contingent measures are in place to ensure that there is not disruption to water services.

An update on the strike action is expected on Wednesday.