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SAMWU Statement on Pikitup

  • Monday, 08 February 2016 15:43
08 January 2016

On the 26th January 2016, the South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) shopstewards were invited by Pikitup to attend job interviews for vacant positions. This was after the expiry of fixed term contracts of some employees. The fixed term contracts were converted to permanent basis as per the agreement between the City and Pikitup board resolutions that all fixed term contract be converted to permanent employment.

SAMWU to Fight Against Eskom Privatisation

  • Friday, 05 February 2016 06:21
05 February 2016

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) has learnt with shock and disappointment media reports that the Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan has proposed the privatisation of the country’s power utility Eskom through the sale of a 49% stake to the private sector. If indeed the media reports are correct, we commend Eskom CEO Brian Molefe for having rejected such a proposal but remain concerned that he does not think that it is opportune time to sell and that a good price would not be received is indication that he too is considering the sale.
03 February 2016

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) in the Free State is fed up with the management of the Mafube Local Municipality which has literally run the municipality aground. We have on numerous occasions tried to engage with the municipality on how the municipality could be brought back to stability however our efforts have been unsuccessful as things in the municipality have moved from worse to catastrophic proportions.

SAMWU Appoints a Forensic Auditor

  • Wednesday, 03 February 2016 09:05
03 February 2016

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) has appointed a reputable forensic auditor, Earnest and Young to conduct a forensic audit on the union’s finances. The decision to have the forensic audit follows calls by our members and resolutions of the Central Executive Committee (CEC) meetings after allegations of missing millions from the union coffers were made.

SAMWU Welcomes Paul Mashatile as COGTA MEC

  • Wednesday, 03 February 2016 09:03
03 February 2016

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) welcomes the appointment of Comrade Paul Mashatile as the new Gauteng MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Department. Comrade Mashatile is no stranger to governance in Gauteng province having had a short stint as the Premier of the province.

SAMWU Tshwane Post RSSC Statement

  • Wednesday, 03 February 2016 07:46
03 February 2016

The South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) in the Tshwane Region convened a Special Regional Shopstewards Council (RSSC) on the 29 January 2016 at Tshwane Metro Police Headquarters Committee. The Regional Office Bearers convened the Special RSSC to amongst others deal with Organisational work by developing a programme to implement both SAMWU National Congress and COSATU National Congress resolutions on EPWP, Outsourcing/Privatisation and Tax Amendment Act.
29 January 2015

The South African Municipal Workers Union in Limpopo province is disturbed by the duplication of security services by the Vhembe District Municipality. We view this action as a waste of tax payer’s money since the municipality is at the brink of collapse. The Executive Mayor of the municipality gave a lucrative tender to a bogus security company which does not even meet the requirements despite the financial affairs of the municipality having have collapsed.
26 January 2016

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) has learnt with great disbelief and shock that workers at the Ikhwezi Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape has not been paid their January salaries, this coupled with the fact that January is a very tough month for the working class given that their last pay cheque was on the 15th December 2015.


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