Saturday 29 August 2015

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Cde 1st Deputy President Cde John Dlamini National Office Bearers Delegates Guests Employees of the union Service Providers Members of the Media

Dumelang,Thobela,Molweni,Good morning ,Gooi dag

SAMWU to Picket Outside Labour Court

  • Wednesday, 19 August 2015 10:39

19 August 2015

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) will be picketing outside the Labour Court in Braamfontein, Johannesburg tomorrow (Thursday 20 August) from 09.00. The picket will be in support of the union defending our members’ right to strike after Rand Water attempted to interdict our strike. The matter is set to be heard at the Labour Court at 09.00. Our constitutional right to strike cannot be taken away by an arrogant and exploitative employer which does not value the work done by its employees. Members of the media are hereby invited to cover the picketing and also to receive the outcome of the court case. Details are as follows;

Date    : Thursday 20 August

Time   : 09.00

Venue  : Labour Court, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

Lying Rand Water Management Panicking

  • Tuesday, 18 August 2015 15:11

18 August 2015

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) has noted the lies being spread around by Rand Water management with regards to the notice of our intention to go on strike. In media reports the utility spokesperson Justice Mohale argued that “In case an action is embarked on, there won’t be an interruption to water supply…there are people lined up who know the job” 

SAMWU to Strike in 48 Hours

  • Monday, 17 August 2015 11:23

17 August 2015

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) has served Rand Water with notice to strike within 48 hours, a move that will result in a full blown industrial action at the water utility. We are currently talking to our members on the nature and type industrial action that we will be engaged in. 

SAMWU Gives Notice of Strike Action

  • Friday, 14 August 2015 18:41

14 August 2015

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) has formally informed Rand Water of our intentions of going on a full blown protected strike action. This comes after several rounds of negotiations with Rand Water which were unsuccessful including the dispute which we declared. We regard as unfortunate that Rand Water has missed a valuable opportunity to bring a reasonable offer on wage increment during the conciliation on the 11 August 2015. Whilst this is unfortunate, we have witnessed the arrogance and lack of commitment demonstrated by the employer negotiating team which is what has characterized this year wage negotiations.

Media Invite SAMWU National Congress

  • Friday, 14 August 2015 17:45

14 August 2015

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) will be holding its 11th National Congress from the 26th to 29th August 2015 under the theme “fighting for decent jobs, wages and accessible services” at the Olive Convention Center in Durban, KwaZulu Natal. The congress will be addressed by alliance partners including the ANC, SACP, COSATU, SANCO and our international allies. Members of the media are hereby invited to attend and report on the congress. Kindly note that only accredited media personnel will be allowed into the congress venue. Media houses are therefore encouraged to confirm their attendance via email to or telephonically on 0604166661 by latest Friday 21 August 2015.

SAMWU Post CEC Statement

  • Friday, 14 August 2015 17:22

14 August 2015

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) held a successful Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting from the 5th to the 7th August 2015. The CEC was held a few days before the country commemorates the heroic women of 1956 who marched to the union building against the pass law, today we celebrate this day known as Women’s Day. The CEC is further held at a time wherein the long awaited ANC Women’s League congress is underway, the CEC wishes the ANCWL well in their congress. The CEC was addressed by COSATU Acting General Secretary and the SACP 2nd Deputy General Secretary.

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