Sunday 26 October 2014

20 October 2014 

SAMWU to Join Communities to Bring Back their Dignity and Eradicate the Bucket System 

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is day by day embarrassing the name of the former icon of the revolution Nelson Mandela. It is totally unacceptable for the municipality to be forced by courts to provide toilets for the community of Kriekie Valley, move village and manshashe valley.

  17 October 2014 

SAMWU Concerned by Ultimatum Given to Municipal CFOs 


The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) is concerned by the ultimatum which has been given to municipal CFOs (Chief Financial Officers) by the KZN Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube on the 16th October.

17 October 2014  

City of Cape Town Physical Fitness Test in Fire and Rescue Department Smells Racism


While the City of Cape Town is still struggling to transform the top white management of Fire and Rescue department, the ripple effect is that the lower level workers predominantly non-white continues to be discriminated against in many ways. We fail to understand the logic behind linking physical fitness to working overtime. Its Ian Schnetler’s instruction that those who do not attend or fail their physical fitness test will be removed from working overtime. Workers are aggrieved that if they are able to do the same job from 07h30 to 16h00, why can’t they work overtime because it’s the same work. We have members who are on IOD, not fully recovered and some have medical reports suggesting that they should not do the Test. The instruction from Schnetler is discriminating them from working overtime and their families are suffering.

17 October 2014 

SAMWU Vindicated by Findings on “Poisoned Water” Allegations


The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) is vindicated by the findings of the Midvaal Water Company that water in the Mahikeng area is safe for consumption.


The Midvaal Water Company sampled water from the area and found that there were no toxins or poison as alleged by North West Premier Supra Mahomapelo on the 9th October 2014. This was further confirmed by the Department of Health which placed on the record that they have not treated any cases which related to water poisoning in the area.

SAMWU Press Conference

  • Thursday, 16 October 2014 12:42

16 October 2015  

Media Alert: SAMWU Press Conference 


The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) will be holding a press conference on Wednesday 22 October 2014 in Athlone, Cape Town at 12.00. The press conference will be held in anticipation of the protected strike that SAMWU will be embarking on as of the 31 October 2014.  


Members of the Media are hereby invited to attend and report. 


Date         : Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Time        : 12.00

Venue      : Trade Union House, 8 Beverley Street, Athlone, Cape Town


Please confirm attendance via email to or telephonically on 0604166661

15 October 2014 

SAMWU in Full Support of COSATU March to SANRAL Offices


The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) is in full support of the planned march by COSATU to SANRAL Offices on the 18th October 2014.

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