|SAMWU SONA Expectations||20 June 2019|
|SAMWU Demands Safety and Security of Municipal Workers in the Workplace||20 June 2019|
|SAMWU Signs Unity Agreement with COSATU||06 June 2019|
|SAMWU Statement on 6th Administration Cabinet Announcement||30 May 2019|
|SAMWU saddened by the passing away of its former Deputy General Secretary||29 May 2019|
- Established in 1997 as a funeral/micro insurance product & administration specialist, providing A to Z product and capability.
TBFS offers SAMWU an immediate insurance “plug & play” skill set and capability. TBFS has been a financial services provider to SAMWU members since 2001, providing funeral insurance benefits underwritten by Hollard life. Combining TBFS underwriting knowledge, FAIS licenses and scalable administration with the SAMWU brand and member loyalty on a joint venture basis, an opportunity exists to make the SAMWU financial services vision a reality.
SAMWU Services is not registered as a Financial Services provider, but rather manages and directs the insurance affairs of the various insurance and financial service providers who offer insurance to members, proper servicing of members and build better working relationships between the Union and the providers. SAMWU Services looks to creating employment opportunities for SAMWU members, generate revenue for SAMWU projects such as the college.
SAMWU Services operates as a separate entity, working within the existing SAMWU structures.
FOR THE WORKERS
To strive to protect and advance the wages and conditions of service of all members and the quality, health and safety of their working environment. To strive for economic, social and political justice for all members and in particular to democratise the workplace. To regulate relations between members and their employers through effective collective bargaining machinery and resolve disputes which may arise. To strive for full employment in quality jobs and protect workers from unfair dismissal and retrenchment. To develop members through the provision of training and educational opportunities to advance their skills and competencies. To promote policies and laws that are in the interests of members.
IN COMMUNITY AND SOCIETY
To work for the achievement of a society based on economic, social and political justice and equality. To oppose privatisation and to fight for the direct provision of all the basic necessities of life by the state. To work for the achievement of equal access by all to public services of good quality and that such users of public services are treated with dignity, respect and equality irrespective of race, gender, creed, age, disability or any arbitrary ground. To work for economic growth and the equal distribution of wealth by means which will sustain our world’s environment. To co-operate with or form alliances with any community organisation, social movement or political party nationally or internationally if this will advance the interest of members.
Unfair Labour Practices
A Union member may approach is the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA). A member may do so without consulting the other party (employer).
Unfair dismissal disputes, report within 30 days from the date when the dispute arose.
Unfair labour practice, report within 90 days from when the dispute arose.
SAMWU INSTITUTE is a first of its kind college and positions itself as a proponent of sustainable upward mobility for the worker through education. This vision of having a research center and a college is the brain child of President Pule Molalenyane. The Institute ethos is “Skill the nation and let everyone prosper”. The qualifications are endorsed by SABPP and LGSETA. SAMWU Institute also has a long-term goal of serving as a community center for underprivileged scholars within the surrounding community, thus not only empowering the workers it serves but also the communities they come from. This is done in the hope that this initiative may serve as a microcosm for a model which can be replicated nationally, with the objective of sustainable poverty alleviation through education. SAMWU Institute Contact Details:
Thandeka Mosholi: 011 100 2621 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Solly Ramphisa: 011 100 2642 | Solly.email@example.com
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