Rand Water

Rand Water is party to the Amanzi Bargaining Council but refused to accept that the council’s constitution supersedes the Rand Water CBF Constitution. Rand Water’s CBF Constitution required a higher threshold (number of members needed to be recognized) than that of the Amanzi Bargaining Council and during last year, UASA has been given notice by Rand Water that we don’t comply with the required Rand Water threshold.

UASA didn’t accept the  notice and after many interactions, which includes a dispute and many meetings at bargaining council level and the involvement of a CCMA Commissioner, an agreement has eventually been signed at Amanzi Bargaining Council which now overrides Rand Waters CBF Constitution as well as all other Water utilities constitutions. The great news is that UASA will now be part of wage negotiations and during next week (week of the 16th January) dates will be determent when we will start with the wage negotiations and we will approach our members for their mandates soon thereafter.