SAMWU condemns attempts by Lepelle-Nkumpi Mayor to divide and capture the Union

19 October 2023 SAMWU condemns attempts by Lepelle-Nkumpi Mayor to divide and capture the Union The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) in Limpopo province is deeply concerned about the actions of Mayor Meriam Molala of Lepelle-Nkumpi Local Municipality. These actions have the potential to disrupt the stable labour relations that our Union has diligently […]

SAMWU REACTION TO THE MEDIUM TERM BUDGET POLICY STATEMENT

2 November 2023 SAMWU REACTION TO THE MEDIUM TERM BUDGET POLICY STATEMENT The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) notes the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) delivered by Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana on November 1, 2023. SAMWU believes that the Minister missed an opportunity to ensure adequate and equitable funding for the country’s municipalities, […]

SAMWU TURNS 36: CELEBRATING 36 YEARS OF CONTINUOUS DEVOTION TO THE BETTERMENT OF MUNICIPAL WORKERS’ LIVES AND SERVICE DELIVERY FOR ALL!

24 October 2023 SAMWU TURNS 36: CELEBRATING 36 YEARS OF CONTINUOUS DEVOTION TO THE BETTERMENT OF MUNICIPAL WORKERS’ LIVES AND SERVICE DELIVERY FOR ALL! On this significant day, in 1987, delegates five trade unions; the Cape Town Municipal Workers Association (CTMWA), the General and Allied Workers Union (GAWU), the Municipal Workers Union of South Africa […]

SAMWU DEMANDS AN END TO THE TENDERING SYSTEM IN NORTH WEST MUNICIPALITIES

23 October 2023 SAMWU DEMANDS AN END TO THE TENDERING SYSTEM IN NORTH WEST MUNICIPALITIES The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) in the North West Province is deeply troubled by the pervasive fraud and corruption within the municipalities of the province. A significant portion of this corruption is intertwined with the tendering system. We […]

SAMWU CALLS FOR URGENT INTERVENTION TO PREVENT MUNICIPAL COLLAPSE

23 October 2023 SAMWU CALLS FOR URGENT INTERVENTION TO PREVENT MUNICIPAL COLLAPSE The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) expresses serious concern regarding a parliamentary reply from Minister Maropene Ramokgopa, responsible for Monitoring, Planning, and Evaluation in the Presidency. This reply reveals that 229 (89.1%) of the country’s 257 municipalities are currently facing distress or […]

SAMWU CONDEMNS WAR ROOM ESTABLISHMENT TO RUN MATJHABENG MUNICIPALITY AND ATTACK OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

22 October 2023 SAMWU CONDEMNS WAR ROOM ESTABLISHMENT TO RUN MATJHABENG MUNICIPALITY AND ATTACK OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) in the Free State Province is deeply concerned about the establishment of a war room at the Matjhabeng Local Municipality. This war room, which consists of the Executive Mayor, members of […]

SAMWU STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF PALESTINE

20 October 2023 SAMWU STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF PALESTINE The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) express its deepest sympathies and unwavering support for the people of Palestine. We acknowledge the century-old oppression endured by the Palestinian people, initially under the Colonial British Government and subsequently under the rule of the Zionist […]

SAMWU strongly condemns Mathjabeng suspensions of Shopstewards for demanding health and safety in the workplace.

20 October 2023 SAMWU strongly condemns Mathjabeng suspensions of Shopstewards for demanding health and safety in the workplace. The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) is deeply outraged by the suspensions of 23 SAMWU Shopstewards at the Mathjabeng Local Municipality in the Free State. These suspensions were metered out against our Shopstewards who spoke out […]

SAMWU condemns attempts by Lepelle-Nkumpi Mayor to divide and capture the Union

19 October 2023 SAMWU condemns attempts by Lepelle-Nkumpi Mayor to divide and capture the Union The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) in Limpopo province is deeply concerned about the actions of Mayor Meriam Molala of Lepelle-Nkumpi Local Municipality. These actions have the potential to disrupt the stable labour relations that our Union has diligently […]

SAMWU statement on arrests and convictions in various municipalities in Limpopo

19 October 2023 SAMWU statement on arrests and convictions in various municipalities in Limpopo The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) notes and welcomes the arrests and convictions that have taken place in several municipalities within the province. As SAMWU, we have consistently asserted that fraud and corruption have reached alarming levels in municipalities, allowing […]