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SAMWU Celebrates Victory at Buffalo City Metro

  • Tuesday, 11 April 2017 07:17
11 April 2017

The 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 already come into effect as of March 2017 was signed by organized labour and the employer at the Local Labour Forum is applicable to all employees covered under the South African Local Government Bargaining Council (SALGBC) within the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality.
Under the new agreement, workers will receive an additional non-pensionable R2000 salary increase until June 2017. From July 2017, when workers are due for their salary increase, workers at the municipality will receive a non-pensionable R3000 which shall be adjusted annually inline with the cost of living as approved by the SALGBC. In addition to this, we have also secured a R40 000 payback for all employees at the municipality.

We firmly believe that this agreement will assist in bridging the wage gap for workers in the municipality as they had been underpaid since the decision to change the City from a Local Municipality to a Metropolitan Municipality.

This agreement is testament to our commitment to servicing our members and always ensuring that we champion their interests at all times. This has also indicated that being a SAMWU member has huge benefits. We therefore urge all workers at the metro to ensure that they join SAMWU so they too can join us on this journey of victories of which many more are still coming our way.

Issued by SAMWU Buffalo City

Zolani Ndlela

Regional Secretary

078 828 0348