Johannesburg – The SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) has suspended a national strike in the water sector until Wednesday, a union official said on Monday.
“Samwu has decided to suspend protest action until Wednesday pending further consultation,” said Samwu national spokesperson Tahir Sema.
The strike against the employer body, the SA Association of Water Utilities (Saawu), was to have started on Monday.
Sema said Samwu would hold a national executive council meeting on Wednesday in Johannesburg.
Depending on the outcome of the meeting, the union could afterwards give the final go-ahead for a strike involving about 50 000 workers, including administrators, mechanics and technicians.
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