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Samwu & Rand Water settle wage dispute

Samwu signed a deal for a wage agreement between 7,5 and nine percent with the water utility.

The union was not able to secure an incentive bonus hike and says it will now approach the minister of water affairs. Picture: Free Images.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) and Rand Water have reached an agreement on a wage dispute averting a potentially crippling strike in Gauteng, Mpumalanga, the Free State and the North West.

Samwu signed a deal for a wage agreement between 7,5 and nine percent with the water utility.

Rand Water has also agreed to a housing allowance adjustment of between six and 10 percent.

But the union was not able to secure an incentive bonus hike and says it will now approach the minister of water affairs.

Rand Water's Justice Mohale said, "Although the discussions were robust the parties finally concluded on the wage increase. Rand Water is happy that is has kept its promise that there will be water supply to them at all times."