Tuesday 21 April 2015

20 April 2015

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) in the Northern Cape will be holding its 11th Provincial Congress under the theme “advancing the working class power towards socialism” from the 21st to the 23rd April 2015 at the Casalinga Guest House in Kuruman, Northern Cape. Speakers will include the ANC, COSATU and SACP. Members of the media are hereby invited to attend the open session of the congress which will be on Wednesday 22nd April from 09.00.  

SAMWU Gauteng Concludes RSSCs

  • Friday, 17 April 2015 11:47

17 April 2015

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) in Gauteng has concluded Regional Shopsteward Councils (RSSCs) in the province paving way for the Gauteng Provincial Congress to be held soon. 

17 April 2015

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) joins the peace loving South Africans in condemning the inhumane attacks on foreign nationals. The attacks which started in KZN have now spread to other provinces. These attacks are a reminder of those which were carried out in 2008 wherein many foreign nationals and South Africans lost their lives and property.

17 April 2015

Yesterday the city decided to lock out all the same black workers who have been crying about racism, victimization and the preservation of white privilege in the TOC Call centre under the white management.The staff refused to attend a meeting with the new corporate management. Workers were intimidated and threatened that they will be dismissed for not having attended the meeting, since that was an instruction.  

15 April 2015

The South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) Cape Metro Regional leadership is called to address workers at the Good wood Fire Depot on Friday 17th April 2015 at 8H00 AM. Workers are demanding answers from their Chief Mr. Ian Schnetler of continued grievances of discrimination. There are reported incidences of racial discrimination, where management failed to act. Female pregnant fire fighters continue to be discriminated against when it comes to benefits. Injured learner and Fire fighters are blocked from progressing in their career due to injuries sustained during physical fitness test. The white dominant management in the department is blocking transformation. 

14 April 2015

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) condemns the brutal killing of SATAWU Gauteng Provincial Secretary Cde Chris Nkosi. We also condemn the cowardly attack of SATAWU President Cde John Dube at his home a few hours after the murder of Cde Nkosi. SAMWU sends its heartfelt condolences to the family of Cde Nkosi, his friends and SATAWU. In the wake of these incidents, SATAWU should take the necessary steps to reinforce the safety of their leaders. We urge law enforcement agencies to do all in their power to bring these criminals to face justice. We further urge community members with information to approach the police.

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