Thursday 28 May 2015
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  • Wednesday, 27 May 2015 09:13

27 May 2015

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) in the KwaZulu Natal province has elected new provincial office bearers unopposed at the 11th Provincial Congress which is currently underway until the 28th May under the theme “uniting workers towards total emancipation from the jaws of arrogant employers, advancing socialism.” 

26 May 2015 

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) fears that the third round of salary and wage negotiations with SALGA would collapse. The third round of negotiations is currently taking place from the 26th to the 28th May. 

26 May 2015

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) has learnt with utter disgust that several municipalities in the Eastern Cape, Free State and Western Cape have failed to pay their employees on time yet again as a result of municipalities’ failure to ensure that municipal management do their jobs.  

SAMWU Special NEC Statement

  • Friday, 22 May 2015 13:39

22 May 2015

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) held a special National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on the 22 May 2015. The meeting was called to deal with current salary and wage negotiations that the union currently engaged in with SALGA, WSSA and Water Boards. We are in these negotiations at a time wherein the cost of living is forever increasing, coupled with the City of Tshwane announcing new municipal tariffs that are above inflation setting precedent for other municipalities to follow suit. This is also after the Deputy President announced a forced marriage between motorists and etolls, a marriage that will further increase the financial burden on South Africans, more especially workers and the poor.

21 May 2015


The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) rejects the etoll dispensation as presented by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on the 20th May 2015. The Deputy President announced that the dispensation will include a monthly cap of R225 for light motor vehicles while the cap for other vehicle categories would be determined at a later state and that there would be a 60% discount for motorists who have not been paying since etoll’s inception in December 2013.

13 May 2015

After successfully concluding RSSCs in the Eastern Cape, the South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) in the province will be holding its 11th Provincial Congress under the theme “advancing the unity of the working class struggle” from the 14th to 15th May at the Premier Hotel, King David in East London. Members of the media are hereby invited to the open session of the congress which will be on the Thursday 14th May from 09.00. Invited guests will include representatives from the ANC, COSATU and the SACP.

Issued by SAMWU Head Office

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