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- Thursday, 18 January 2018 13:23
The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) is dismayed by the continued deteriorating state of Labour Relation at Vhembe District Municipality (VDM). The employer has consistently demonstrated the uttermost disregard of all basic principles of basic labour relations.
- Thursday, 28 December 2017 09:17
The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) has noted with disappointment the latest circular released by South African Local Government Association (SALGA) which informs municipal management of the new perks which Councilors, Speakers and Mayors would be getting as Gazetted by the minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Des Van Rooyen.
- Monday, 18 December 2017 17:11
The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) notes and welcomes the election victory of comrade Cyril Ramaphosa with excitement and jubilation. The election of Ramaphosa as the President of the ANC signifies a new era for Africa’s oldest liberation movement, an era which we so much look forward to being part of through the allience as an affiliate of COSATU.
- Thursday, 07 December 2017 13:59
The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) having been founded in 1987 during difficult conditions is this year turning 30 years. In commemorating this milestone, the union will be hosting its 30th anniversary celebrations on the 8th December 2017 in Polokwane. The event will be attended by members of the union from across the country who will be gathering to celebrate this milestone.
Speakers at the event will include alliance partners ANC, COSATU and the SACP. Members of the media are hereby invited to attend and cover the even which will be held as follows;
Date : 8 December 2017
Venue : Old Peter Mokaba Stadium, Cricket Field, Polokwane
Time : 10:00
- Thursday, 07 December 2017 13:54
The first round of salary and wage negotiations between the South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) and the employer body, SALGA have concluded at the South African Local Government Bargaining Council. In response to the economic conditions that municipal workers find themselves in, trade unions have submitted joint demands to SALGA which are as follows;
- Monday, 04 December 2017 11:33
04 December 2017
The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) has today began with salary and wage negotiations with the South African Local Government Association (SALGA), the employer body which represents municipalities across the country. The negotiations which are currently underway at the South African Local Government Bargaining Council (SALGBC) are as a result of the main collective agreement signed in 2015 coming to an end in June 2018.
Trade unions have therefore submitted joint opening demands to the employer body which are as follows;
- Wednesday, 29 November 2017 05:20
The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) is appalled by conduct and character of Senior Management regarding the breach of primary employment relationship. We cannot over emphasise the type of relationship between Employer and Employee, however we are in state of shock that Tswaing Local Municipality despite employees submitted themselves to management and maintain trust and loyalty towards the employer but then Senior Management opt to totally disregard the binding contract that employees will serve interest of employer while again employer is bound to pay salaries on the 25th of every month.
- Tuesday, 28 November 2017 07:22
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