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strike thumb medium85 85The Citizen reports that uThukela Water & Sanitation Service workers who were striking due to a dispute went so far as to throw faeces at the uThukela Municipality offices on Wednesday.  

Ladysmith Gazette reported that the workers also made use of tractor/loader vehicles to break through the gates and even a wall at the entrance to the premises on Forbes Street.  Faeces was loaded on to the back of the uThukela trucks and onto bakkies.  The strikers blocked off the entrance to the uThukela depot in the Pieters Industrial Area on Tuesday.  According to an uThukela spokesperson, workers initially embarked on a “go slow” on Monday, eventually leading to a “downing tools” because of issues relating to overtime and standby payments.  Areas around Ladysmith have been left without water because of the strike.

  • Read this report by Saish Motheram in full at The Citizen

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