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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.…
25 April 2017The 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…
11 April 2017The 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…

SAMWU Welcomes Mafube Administration

  • Thursday, 06 April 2017 07:14
06 April 2017The 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,…
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…
07 March 2017The 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…
02 March 2017The 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…
24 February 2017The 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…
23 February 2017The 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…
20 February 2017The 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 2017The 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.…

SAMWU Demands Fair Labour Practices in Tshwane

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

SAMWU Never Requested a Meeting with the EFF

  • Tuesday, 14 February 2017 13:07
14 February 2017The 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…
09 February 2017The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) would like to express our dismay and disproval of the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) decision to ignore internal labour dispute processes and to prematurely implement a disciplinary hearing sanction which…
Comrades and friends, in particular the Melitafa familyPlease receive our heartfelt condolences, your loss is our loss, your pain is our pain.His death is not only a loss for his family but the working class and communists in general.