Tuesday 17 October 2017

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12 October 2017The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) notes with concern the recent electricity tariff hike request by the country’s power utility Eskom. The power utility has applied for a 19.9% tariff hike for its direct customers and a…
10 October 2017The South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) has noted remarks which have been brought to our attention by members and concerned citizens made by the General Secretary Comrade Simon Mathe over the weekend in Aganang, Limpopo. It should be…

SAMWU to Participate in the National Strike

  • Thursday, 21 September 2017 07:45
21 September 2017The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) as an affiliate of COSATU will be heeding the call by the Trade Union Federation to participate in the upcoming national strike against state capture and corruption on the 27th September…

SAMWU and Sanlam Women Empowerment event

  • Monday, 18 September 2017 10:10
SAMWU and Sanlam took a step in honouring women this September.The SAMWU and Sanlam Women Empowerment event took place at the Sanlam offices in Alice Lane Sandton. The event was carved out of a need to create a platform for…
08 September 2017The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) has taken keen interest in the developments within the City of Johannesburg, particularly the motion of no confidence which has been filed by the ANC Johannesburg region against Mayor Herman Mashaba.…

SAMWU and VBS product launch

  • Wednesday, 30 August 2017 18:48
The 30th of August 2017 marks the first day of SAMWU hosting its staff Indaba at Black Mountain Hotel in Thaba Nchu, this staff gathering is not a usual one as the organisation has tasked itself in introducing products and…
29 August 2017The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) as the majority union representing workers at Magalies Water which supplies water to the Rusternburg, Madibeng, Moretele Local Municipalities in the North West has submitted salary and wage demands for the…
28 August 2017The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) is disgusted at the latest anti-worker posture by the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) Mayor, Herman Mashaba who has began yet another persecution of workers through the media. Earlier on this year the…
The 10th of August 2017, marks the launch of a national financial literacy program rollout which took place at SAMWU College. The aforementioned initiative is joint venture between the South African Municipal Workers Union and Sanlam, the program was carved…
09 August 2017The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) extends its full support to workers who have embarked on a protest action in Phalaborwa, Limpopo. The workers are members of our sister union the South African Transport and Allied Workers’…
The South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) will be marching to the Midvaal Municipal Offices on Thursday, 10 August to deliver a memorandum of demands. The protest march follows numerous grievances which have been raised with the municipal management but…

SAMWU Salutes Women of 1956

  • Tuesday, 08 August 2017 08:03
8 August 2017The South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) joins the broader South African public in saluting the courageous women of 1956 and commemorating this year’s National Women’s Day on the 9th August. On the 9th August 1956 around 20…
07 August 2017The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) has learnt with utter disgust that despite the high level of unemployment and poverty in the country coupled with the high vacancy rates in municipalities, some have taken it upon themselves…
The South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU), Tshwane Region will be marching to the office of Tshwane City Manager highlighting plight of Metro Police officers and other municipal workers in Tshwane. Workers in the employ of the City of Tshwane…
On Tuesday the 12th July 2017, The South African Municipal Workers’ Union engaged the GED of Corporate Services and other key stakeholders of the City Of Johannesburg. The intention of holding the aforementioned discussions was to gain clarity, on a…