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SAMWU and Sanlam Women Empowerment event

  • Monday, 18 September 2017 10:10
SAMWU and Sanlam took a step in honouring women this September.
The SAMWU and Sanlam Women Empowerment event took place at the Sanlam offices in Alice Lane Sandton. The event was carved out of a need to create a platform for discourse around issues which affect women, moreover the goal was for women to lead the narrative in coming up with solutions for societal, financial and other types of issues which they face on a daily basis.

SAMWU and VBS product launch

  • Wednesday, 30 August 2017 18:48
The 30th of August 2017 marks the first day of SAMWU hosting its staff Indaba at Black Mountain Hotel in Thaba Nchu, this staff gathering is not a usual one as the organisation has tasked itself in introducing products and services which will benefit the worker. In the presence of various media houses, social partners, employees, esteemed speakers and press, the gathering commenced. A key component on the first day, is the launch of the partnership between SAMWU and VBS Mutual Bank.

On Tuesday the 12th July 2017, The South African Municipal Workers’ Union engaged the GED of Corporate Services and other key stakeholders of the City Of Johannesburg. The intention of holding the aforementioned discussions was to gain clarity, on a unilateral decision taken by the municipality with regards to the subscriptions which SAMWU leadership was unaware of.

Subsequently an article was published making claims of a ‘hostage’ situation involving SAMWU, and further alluding to the ‘unconstitutional’ appointment of the incumbent leadership related to this matter. SAMWU would like to unequivocally state that the above claims are false. The meeting held with GED was held to rectify issues concerning LLF subscriptions, policies and investments of SAMWU members.

In the pursuit of the best interests of the worker, the union is aware of channels and procedures available in order to remedy any grievance and would not resort to illicit tactics.

The Union would like to distance itself from these false claims, but would like to assure the worker that an amicable resolution will be reached which will as per our mandate put the worker first. In conclusion, the meeting between SAMWU and the City of Johannesburg adjourned peacefully on both days.

Bafana Zungu

Regional Secretary (JHB)

079 298 5577

30 June 2017

South African Municipal Workers Union, Tshwane Region has noted the recent media statement of the City of Tshwane dated 29 June 2017 on the appointment of section 56 managers. The City of Tshwane indicated identified candidates to fill key positions in order to stabilize the administration. Amongst positions identified to be filled were those of Chief Operations Officer and Chief of Emergency. SAMWU is happy that Ms Joan De Beer was not confirmed by Council and instead Mr Previn Govender was affirmed by Council.
03 February 2017

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) welcomes the settlement agreement reached following the arbitration relating to the issue of nonpayment of allowances by the Matjhabeng Local Municipality in the Free State province.
26 September 2016

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) Tshwane Region is highly disappointed at the City of Tshwane for deliberately implementing some and hiding other Forensic Investigations.

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