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UguAfro Voice reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) has distanced itself from what its provincial secretary Jaycee Ncanana called “acts of criminality” in the Ugu District Municipality.  

According to the municipality, striking workers were responsible for sabotaging water supplies in the area.  For over a week, thousands of Ugu residents have been left with dry taps and have had to rely on water tankers as the strike rages on.  Municipal workers, some represented by Samwu, downed tools last week following the implementation of the ‘no work, no pay’ policy after they embarked on an illegal strike in March.  The deductions came into effect in May.  Ncanana, who condemned the alleged acts of sabotage, said they were willing to negotiate with the municipality, but denied the allegation that Samwu members were part of the sabotage.  He added:  “As the leaders of Samwu, we did not sanction any act of sabotage.”

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