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SAMWU Budget Speech Reaction

  • Wednesday, 21 February 2018 14:30
21 February 2018 The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) notes the Minister of Finance’s maiden Budget Speech as delivered on the 21st February 2018. This Budget has not met our expectation, we in fact do not believe that this is a pro poor budget as we had hoped for.

SAMWU Budget Expectations and SONA Response

  • Tuesday, 20 February 2018 10:59
20 February 2018

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) notes and welcomes the positive tone in which President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his maiden State of the Nation Address setting tone for government plans for the year ahead. We take this opportunity to congratulate Cyril Ramaphosa on his election as President of the Republic of South Africa.

SAMWU Welcomes Zuma Resignation

  • Thursday, 15 February 2018 08:55
14 February 2018

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) notes and welcomes the resignation by the now former President of the Republic of South Africa, Jacob Zuma. In welcoming the resignation, we register our displeasure and disappointment in the manner in which Jacob Zuma dragged the process.

SAMWU Troubled by Metro Police Killings

  • Wednesday, 14 February 2018 10:43
14 February 2018   The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) is concerned by the recent spike in Metro Police killings in Gauteng. In the last two weeks, 5 Metro Police Officers were killed while on duty of which 3 belonged to the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD), 1 at the Tshwane Metropolitan Police Department (TMPD) and another at attached to the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department (EMPD).

COSATU Calls for Rejection of MAP Upper Limits

  • Tuesday, 13 February 2018 10:37
COSATU Free State calls on COGTA to reject the MAP Municipal Council Resolution on upper limits

COSATU Free State has learned with shock that the Maluti A Phofung Municipal Council passed the Resolution to adopt and implement the Upper Limits Guidelines for salaries and benefits for Councillors at the height of municipal debt.

COSATU Statement on MAP Local Municipality

  • Tuesday, 13 February 2018 10:33
COSATU Free State welcomes the application of Section 139(b) of the Constitution at Maluti A Phofung Municipality

COSATU Free State welcomes the decision by the Free State Provincial Government to put Maluti A Phofung Municipality under administration in terms of Section 139(b) of the Constitution of South Africa. The implications of the administration are such that the Municipal Council would be left with only two powers which are to adopt the budget and to pass bylaws, however all other decisions would have to be made by the Administrator.

12 February 2018

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) notes and welcomes the decision by the Free State Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) to place the Maluti-A-Phofung Local Municipality in terms of Section 139(i)(b) of the Constitution. The Maluti-A-Phofung Local Municipality covers areas such Qwaqwa and Harrysmith.

SAMWU Post February NEC Statement

  • Friday, 09 February 2018 13:08
09 February 2018

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) held an ordinary National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting which was proceeded by a Financial Committee meeting from the 7th to the 9th February at the Royal Hotel in Polokwane. Both these meetings were held while we are at advanced stages of the salary and wage negotiations for our members throughout the country in the South African Local Government Bargaining Council (SALGBC).

The NEC happens a few days after two Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officers lost their lives while on duty in the North of Johannesburg. During the NEC we also learnt of an unfortunate incident wherein a Tshwane Metro Police Department officer was brutally and barbarically shot and killed during a robbery. The NEC extends its heartfelt condolences to families and colleagues of these officers. We will therefore be intensifying our demand that a risk cover and danger allowance be extended to all workers who are exposed to such risks.

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