The South African Municipal Workers’ Union
have concluded their salary and wage negotiations with Water Boards.
An across the board salary increase has
been agreed upon with both Amatole Water and Bloem Water and a multi-year
agreement was made with Water Solutions South Africa.
Samwu Collective Bargaining Officer
Chumani Gqeke said in Bloem Water we have signed this agreement of an increase
of 7.5% across the board for all the employees who are in the bargaining unit.
Gqeke said we have also agreed with the
employer to push the minimum wage, all those employees who are earning
R6 500 they are now earning R7 500 and a housing allowance of
“We also agreed a new dispensation on
maternity leave that all those who are on maternity leave will get 4 month full
pay into the current dispensation” Gqeke added.
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