Media Alert: SAMWU Protest Action at Vhembe District Municipality

22 November 2017

Media Alert: SAMWU Protest Action at Vhembe District Municipality

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) will be staging a protest march and handing over a memorandum of demands to the Political Management Team (PMT, i.e The Executive Mayor, the Chief Whip and the Speaker) of Vhembe District Municipality. The Vhembe District Municipality includes areas such as Musina, Louis Trichardt, Thohoyandou and Malamulele.

Workers along with community members will deliver a memorandum with the following demands which they will demand to be addressed immediately;

1. Non implementation of Council Resolutions.
2. Disregard of Council Policies (e.g. Selection and Recruitment Policy).
3. Nepotism on Recruitment.
4. Unfair Labour Practice.
5. Non provision of working tools.
6. Non provision of working materials.
7. Abuse of Procurement Regulations.
8. Unilateral and non-consultation on organisational structure restructuring.
9. Deterioration of water and sanitation infrastructure.
10. Poor service delivery.

Members of the media are here by invited to attend and cover the protest action which will be held as follows;

Date : Friday, 24 November 2017
Time : 08H00
Venue: Gathering at Thohoyandou Town Hall and then March to the VDM Head Quarters

Issued by SAMWU Limpopo Province

Patrick Aphane
Provincial Secretary
076 785 9022


Papikie Mohale
National Media Officer
073 710 0356