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20 November 2015

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) is devastated after one of our members was rundown by motorist during a peaceful protest action at the Buffalo City Municipality in the Eastern Cape this morning. The member has been hospitalised following the incident while fellow workers are traumatised after having witnessed the horrific actions of the motorist. We firmly believe that the motorist intentionally intended to cause harm to the protesting members as they posed no threat, instead the motorist drove at speed in excess of 100 KM/H in a 40 KM/H zone. We will therefore be opening a criminal case of attempted murder against this whitemotorist.

20 November 2015

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) is concerned at the continuous drop in water levels in the country as a result of the drought throughout the country. The South African Weather Service has indicated that there is no sign of rains that will adequately bring up the water levels. The situation has now reached a crisis point and requires tough measures from government and all citizens to ensure our existence.

SAMWU Saddened by Attack on Workers

  • Friday, 20 November 2015 06:53
20 November 2015

On the 18th November 2015, members of the EThekwini Metropolitan Police, escorting Durban Solid Waste refuse trucks to the Bisasar road Landfill Site, were attacked by criminals who petrol bombed the vehicle (kombi) they travelled in. They robbed one of the truck drivers and also attempted to set the truck on fire.
19 November 2015

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) is shocked but not surprised at the latest antics by the Democratic Alliance through its so called Shadow Minister of Labour, Ian Ollis who suggested that workers had flouted labour laws by attending a properly constituted meeting. It is embarrassing that someone who claims to be working with labour does not know the laws governing the portfolio he is in charge of.

Tshwane Programme a Mask for City Problems

  • Monday, 09 November 2015 07:53
09 November 2015

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) notes with disappointment the lies being told by the Mayor of Tshwane, Kgosientso Ramokgopa with regards to job creation in the capital City. Last Friday the Mayor, speaking at the Metro Police Headquarters, the same venue wherein SAMWU RSSC called for his immediate removal claimed that under his leadership, 472 jobs were created this year.

SAMWU Press Briefing, Wednesday 4 November

  • Tuesday, 03 November 2015 10:37
3 November 2015

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) in Tshwane held a successful Regional Shopsteward Council (RSSC) from the 29th to 30th October at the Tshwane Metro Police Department Head Offices in Pretoria. Members of the media are hereby invited to a press briefing which will deal with numerous issues including but not limited to, 

SAMWU Welcomes Drought Intervention by DWS

  • Monday, 02 November 2015 11:10
02 November 2015

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) welcomes the introduced control measures by the Minister of the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) to save water in South Africa in particular North West, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu Natal and Free State. We note the serious state of affairs of decreasing levels of water national dams ranging from just above 60% and 70%,and specifically the four provinces and disaster declared thereof.

SAMWU Devastated by Killing of Member

  • Thursday, 29 October 2015 13:15
29 October 2015

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) is shocked and devastated at the news of the killing of our member Lesedi Mphatsoe who was killed by his subordinate in Vanderbijlpark while delivering a notice of hearing to his murderer who shot and killed him in cold blood.