Friday 28 April 2017

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The 26th of April 2017 marks a historic event, the South African Municipal Worker’s Union launched a first of its kind media centre and college. SAMWU positions itself as a proponent of sustainable upward mobility for the worker through education. This vision of having a research centre and a college is the brain child of the incumbent office under the leadership of President Pule Molalenyane, now realised this serves as a testament of what happens when an organisation is united in its objective to champion the needs of the worker.
25 April 2017

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) as an affiliate in good standing of COSATU awaits in anticipation and excitement for the up coming 2017 May Day (International Workers’ Day) celebrations which will be hosted by our federation COSATU on the 1st May.
11 April 2017

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) is pleased to announce victory for our members at the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality following the signing of a collective agreement on the standardization of the metro’s salaries.The agreement which has already come into effect as of March 2017 was signed by organized labour and the employer at the Local Labour Forum is applicable to all employees covered under the South African Local Government Bargaining Council (SALGBC) within the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality.

SAMWU Welcomes Mafube Administration

  • Thursday, 06 April 2017 07:14
06 April 2017

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) notes and welcomes the decision by the Free State Province’s Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) to place the Mafube Local Municipality under administration. For the past few years, we have been ventilating our frustrations about this very same municipality wherein we were convinced that the municipality had technically run aground due to the lack of political and administrative leadership.

05 April 2017

Economic strife breeds two kinds of people, it can produce those who despair and save their last pennies, conversely it can also produce another type of beings; those who are willing to blaze the trail and make a difference. This article will speak largely about the former, in the midst of a precarious economic climate, one can have confidence in the few trailblazers who endeavour to make a difference. With our country recently having been relegated to junk status, this begs the question “how many people in the general public are financially literate enough to understand what the aforementioned term denotes?”. The South African Municipal Worker’s Union represented by The President Pule Molalenyane and The Deputy President John Dlamini has partnered with Sanlam represented by Senior Regional General Manager Kobus Swart and Business Development Manager Sipho J. Mosotho in order to empower SAMWU staff in all regions with financial literacy.

07 March 2017

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) as an affiliate of COSATU fully endorses the 13th annual international Israeli Apartheid Week that will be taking place from the 6th-12th March. The aim of the week is to raise awareness of Israel's hostile and brutal policies against the indigenous Palestinians, it also serves to garner support for the growing boycott, divestments and sanctions campaign.
02 March 2017

The South African Municipal Workers' Union (SAMWU) wishes to distance itself from the disruption of services, particularly those of waste collection in and around Johannesburg CBD yesterday. It has since come to our attention that this were Jozi@Work participants involved. We condemn the intimidation directed at our members and workers in general by the participants.

24 February 2017

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) Free State office has intervened at the Maluti-A-Phofung Municipality following the non-payment of salaries to employees and third party payments such as medical aid, pension fund, funeral schemes, union membership subscriptions and child maintenance.


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