Thursday 23 March 2017

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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.

23 February 2017

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) in the Johannesburg Greater Region notes and welcomes the ruling regarding the representation and status of the union at the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. Despite the Labour Court Judgement that was delivered by Judge Snyman on the 14th December, the City of Johannesburg continued with their crusade of delegitimizing the union by not recognizing the it in the City.
20 February 2017

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) has learnt with disappointment at the recent developments at the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality’s (EMM) deliberate attempt to compromise service delivery to the Citizens of the City.
16 February 2017

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) in the Tshwane region has noted and welcomes the 2016 City of Tshwane Council resolution of the reintegration of Sandspruit Water Association (Odi Water Services) back into the City of Tshwane. We have since consulted our members and they support the decision taken by Council. This was informed by the fact that the entity has been struggling to provide quality services as a result of various challenges including poor revenue collection mechanisms amongst others.

SAMWU Demands Fair Labour Practices in Tshwane

  • Thursday, 16 February 2017 16:33
16 February 2017

The South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) in the Tshwane Region has noted the recent media statement by City of Tshwane Executive Mayor, Councillor Solly Msimanga on what the City calls dumping and subsequent criminal allegations against some municipal employees which have been laid.

SAMWU Never Requested a Meeting with the EFF

  • Tuesday, 14 February 2017 13:07
14 February 2017

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) has learnt with shock and surprise at the announcement by the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Julius Malema that SAMWU has requested a meeting between the two parties to engage on issues relating to the City of Johannesburg, in particular the reintegration of Municipal Owned Entities (MOEs).


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