randwaterSABC News reported on Tuesday that workers at the Rand Water sanitation plant in Sebokeng in the Vaal had stopped working, alleginging that management had shortchanged them.  

“Since last year December, we have been short with our bonuses and leave days because we went on strike.  So, we spoke to management about this and they say the strike and absenteeism affected our bonuses,” said a striking worker.  The workers have also claimed that half of their workforce has been retrenched unfairly, but the employer disagrees.  Most of the workers are on contract or in temporary jobs.  The Department of Water and Sanitation, as the overall employer, said it was in the process of resolving the matter.

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