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07 December 2017

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) having been founded in 1987 during difficult conditions is this year turning 30 years. In commemorating this milestone, the union will be hosting its 30th anniversary celebrations on the 8th December 2017 in Polokwane. The event will be attended by members of the union from across the country who will be gathering to celebrate this milestone.

Speakers at the event will include alliance partners ANC, COSATU and the SACP. Members of the media are hereby invited to attend and cover the even which will be held as follows;

Date : 8 December 2017

Venue : Old Peter Mokaba Stadium, Cricket Field, Polokwane

Time : 10:00

SAMWU Rejects SALGA Salary and Wage Proposal

  • Thursday, 07 December 2017 13:54
07 December 2017

The first round of salary and wage negotiations between the South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) and the employer body, SALGA have concluded at the South African Local Government Bargaining Council. In response to the economic conditions that municipal workers find themselves in, trade unions have submitted joint demands to SALGA which are as follows;

SAMWU Begins Salary and Wage Negotiations

  • Monday, 04 December 2017 11:33

04 December 2017

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) has today began with salary and wage negotiations with the South African Local Government Association (SALGA), the employer body which represents municipalities across the country. The negotiations which are currently underway at the South African Local Government Bargaining Council (SALGBC) are as a result of the main collective agreement signed in 2015 coming to an end in June 2018.

Trade unions have therefore submitted joint opening demands to the employer body which are as follows;

29 November 2017

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) is appalled by conduct and character of Senior Management regarding the breach of primary employment relationship. We cannot over emphasise the type of relationship between Employer and Employee, however we are in state of shock that Tswaing Local Municipality despite employees submitted themselves to management and maintain trust and loyalty towards the employer but then Senior Management opt to totally disregard the binding contract that employees will serve interest of employer while again employer is bound to pay salaries on the 25th of every month.

28 November 2017 The South African Municipal Workers’ Union SAMWU has learnt with disappointment the plans by the Department of Water and Sanitation to cut off water supply to over 30 municipalities, an evil plan which would essentially leave millions of South Africans without water which is by the way a basic right.
22 November 2017

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) will be staging a protest march and handing over a memorandum of demands to the Political Management Team (PMT, i.e The Executive Mayor, the Chief Whip and the Speaker) of Vhembe District Municipality. The Vhembe District Municipality includes areas such as Musina, Louis Trichardt, Thohoyandou and Malamulele.

22 November 2017

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) at the Vhembe District Municipality which covers areas such as Musina, Thohoyandou, Louis Trichardt and Malamulele will be staging a protest march and handing over a memorandum of demands to the Political Management Team (PMT) which is composed by the Executive Mayor, the Chief Whip and the Speaker of Council.

SAMWU Condemns Attack on JMPD Officer

  • Monday, 13 November 2017 14:11
13 November 2017

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) has noted with disgust the attack by church members of the Revelations Church of God in Hillbrow directed at a Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) Officer.

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