Tuesday 27 June 2017

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SAMWU Distances itself from Mangaung Fire

  • Thursday, 22 June 2017 08:30
22 June 2017

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) has learnt with disappointment, shock and anger that the Mangaung City Hall was set alight yesterday evening. We are further concerned that there are those who have began pointing fingers at workers at the municipality, particularly our members.

SAMWU to Picket in Tshwane Today

  • Thursday, 22 June 2017 08:27
22 June 2017

Arbitration case of EPWP members

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) in Tshwane has noted with disappointment the attitude and treatment meted out to EPWP workers by the City of Tshwane. The City has replaced permanent staff with EPWP workers but continue to subject them to slave working conditions. Of major concern to SAMWU is that workers have been selling their labour for the last six months but they have not been paid their salaries. Their sin was to refuse to sign fixed term contracts which was changing their conditions of service. The said process was discriminatory and political since those who are aligned to the Executive Mayor and his party have been paid even though they have not signed contracts.
14 June 2017

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) notes with disappointment the recent media utterances by the Executive Mayor of the City of Tshwane, Cllr Solly Msimang in which he alleged that issues raised by workers in respect of relocation to Tshwane house is a political plot. SAMWU as mandate driven organization will never alloy people such as Solly Msimang to relegate genuine workers’ concerns as side issues. The mayor should know that time for politicking is over and that energy and attention should be directed at ensuring that residents of Tshwane receive services and also attending to issues of workers without victimizing and isolating workers.
14 June 2017

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) SAMWU has over a the last 12 months been raising challenges at Emergency Services Department (ESD) especially against the current Strategic Executive Director, Ms Joan De Beer.

Issued raised by workers include;

01 June 2017

We the members of South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) have gathered here today after patiently banging and knocking at the door of the employer to open the doors of engagements between organised labour and the employer. We have assembled here inspired by the generation that formed and established this glorious trade union movement, the spear of the municipal workers 30 years ago. Our forebears had inspirations that SAMWU was to be beacon of hope for the municipal workers and the working class at large.

01 June 2017

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) held a successful march on the 31st May at the Maluti-A-Phofung municipality in the Free State Province. The purpose of the march was to deliver a memorandum of demands to the municipality following demands of workers which are yet to be addressed.

Workers in the municipality demanded the following;

22 May 2017

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) notes with disappointment the popularity contest paraded by the ANC Youth League in the Free State as a press conference wherein the league took swipe at workers who are currently on strike at the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality while further relegating workers’ demands as side issues.

SAMWU Intensifies Mangaung Strike

  • Thursday, 18 May 2017 15:30
18 May 2017

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) will be intensifying its strike action at the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality. The intensification of the strike action follows the arrogance of the employer which have led to todays’ Special Local Labor Forum (LLF) collapsing. When we embarked on this industrial action, we made it clear that we would not be returning to our workstations until all our demands were met. Today’s LLF could not agree on anything as the employer was unwilling to negotiate with us in good faith, including the fact that they could not concede where they have erred on issues of law, issues which do not need negotiations but implementation. Members of the community have therefore been mobilized to join the strike action as issues which have been raised by workers directly affect them. We will soldier on and not retreat until all demands have been met.

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