Tuesday 27 January 2015

SAMWU Disturbed by Privatisation Plans

  • Friday, 23 January 2015 09:54

  23 January 2014 

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) is disturbed by National Treasury’s plans to privatise certain state assets so to raise funds for the state power utility Eskom. 

  07 January 2015 

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) is disappointed by the enactment of the Public Administration Management Act by President Jacob Zuma in December 2014. Although SAMWU agrees with some of the content of the legislation, we however view the Act as unconstitutional and will definitely erode the gains that organised labour has made through collective bargaining as envisaged by the Labour Relations Act.


We the 138 shopstewards and delegates, representing more  11 363 members of SAMWU in Tshwane Region gathered here at Tshwane Metro Police Headquarters from 09-10 December 2014 to assess and review work done since the last elective RSSC and further shape a new programme that will guide the organization. This RSSC is constituted by all Shopstewards from various Tshwane depots and constituencies under the theme "Repositioning SAMWU to advance working class struggle towards socialism”

SAMWU Devastated by Traffic Officer Murder

  • Monday, 15 December 2014 14:40

  15 December 2014 

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) is devastated by the barbaric murder of JMPD traffic officer in Meadowlands, Soweto on the 12 December 2014.

SAMWU Year-End Message

  • Thursday, 11 December 2014 10:21

  11 December 2014  

Dear valuable SAMWU member


It is that time of the year again when you go on a deserved break after a long year of labouring. It was indeed a long year not only for you in your respective workplaces but has also been a year wherein we witnessed challenges from both our beloved federation, COSATU and SAMWU itself. We are please that in these tying times you have managed to show unity and cohesion and trust that these are the characters that we will be exhibiting in the coming year. We are pleased that in these challenges, SAMWU has emerged victorious. You have been the pillars and strengths of this union which is now in its 28 years of existence. We also take this opportunity to welcome all new members in the last year and trust that you will find SAMWU to be the home you have been looking for.

SAMWU Remembers Madiba and Legacy

  • Friday, 05 December 2014 07:27

  05 December 2014   

On the 5th December, South Africans and the world as a whole will be celebrating the first anniversary of the passing away of the late former President Nelson Mandela. We will be reminded of how the world mourned the passing away of this great icon and the father of the democratic South Africa. The world will also be observing a moment of silent at 10am this morning.

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