COSATU to hold its ordinary CEC meeting Monday next week

The Congress of South African Trade Unions will convene its ordinary three-day Central Executive Committee [CEC] meeting from the 27th -29th of May 2019  to discuss Organisational, Political and Socio-economic issues affecting the workers and the working class in general. The meeting will be followed by the usual media briefing to communicate the meeting outcomes: […]

SAMWU Cautiously Welcome Administration of NW Municipalities

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) notes and cautiously welcomes the decision by the North West Provincial Government to place a further 7 municipalities under administration in terms of Section 139(1) (a) and (b) of the country’s Constitution. This decision takes the total number of municipalities in the province which are under the control […]

The Elections are over but Our Workers Struggle Continues

COSATU in KZN takes this opportunity to appreciate the role played by its members and workers at large towards a very successful National May Day Rally which KZN Province hosted. We further wish to thank all workers who have heeded the call by the Federation to go out in their numbers to defend, deepen and […]

SAMWU Response to Carl Niehaus and MKMVA on eThekwini Workers’ Grievances

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) notes with disappointment a statement released on the 14th May 2019, by the MKMVA (Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) spokesperson and NEC member Carl Niehaus on the grievances which had been put forward by workers in the eThekwini Metro.  From the onset, Carl Niehaus is aloof […]

The arrest of Durban Mayor an indication of the rot in municipalities: SAMWU

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) has learnt with grave disappointment and embarrassment the revelations which were made at the Durban Commercial Crimes Court when the eThekwini Metro Mayor, Zandile Gumede along with officials were appearing for alleged corruption and defrauding the municipality.  The Durban Solid Waste (DSW) department was strategically targeted by these […]

SAMWU Reaction to Unemployment Figures

Of great concern to us is that economy has not grown by more than 2% since 2013 and as such more jobs are likely to be lost unless there is serious economic growth recorded in the coming years. We therefore urge the incoming government to live up to the promise made to the electorate that […]