ARTICLES RELATING TO SAMWU

Govt must probe spending on consultants

2013-01-28 17:30

The state must investigate the use of consultants following a report revealing that R24.6bn had been spent on consultants in three years, a union urges.

Bus drivers return to work

2012-10-18 16:24

Striking Rea Vaya bus drivers returned to work, says the city of Johannesburg.

Samwu gearing for strike

2012-10-08 17:18

The SA Municipal Workers' Union has filed notice that it intends embarking on a national strike which could begin at the end of the week, says the union.

Municipal wage talks begin

2012-05-21 18:38

The first round of wage talks between Samwu and Salga has begun.

Municipal workers lower wage demands

2011-08-24 20:34

Striking municipal workers have dropped their demand for an 18% salary increase to 10%.

Samwu denies strike boycott

2011-08-16 17:51

The SA Municipal Workers' Union Samwu has rubbished claims that its members inTshwane are going to work in spite of a national strike over wage demands.

Union members refuse to strike

2011-08-15 19:56

More than 85% of SA Municipal Workers' Union members have boycotted a strike over wage increases in Gauteng.

Municipal strike starts

2011-08-15 07:16

At least 145 000 municipal workers will walk off the job in a strike aimed at shutting down services including garbage collection.

Union may be sued over garbage strike

2011-04-11 21:17

Samwu could face legal action if striking Pikitup workers do not return to work, the City of Joburg says.

Water workers threaten 'serious crisis'

2010-08-27 15:08

The SA Municipal Workers Union has threatened to create a "serious water crisis", saying its members in the water sector would go on strike on Monday.

Durban cops out in full force

2009-07-30 11:49

Durban shops and street vendors have closed and metro police are out in full force, as thousands of striking municipal workers take to the streets.

Police heavy-handed: unions

2009-07-28 17:02

Police in the Western Cape have been "heavy-handed" in dealing with striking municipal workers, the SA Municipal Workers' Union says.

 

Union flouts labour laws, say workers

2013-01-06 15:37

The SA Municipal Workers Union is shutting down its Cape Town office to work from Johannesburg, but employees say the move was not in line with the law.

State workers join strike bandwagon

2012-10-08 20:16

The government workers' union says it will launch a strike over pay in the next few days, the first sign of a wave of labour unrest spreading to the public sector.

Samwu: Don't purchase e-tags

2012-10-05 17:56

People should not buy e-tags and should protest against the implementation of e-tolls to ensure the government listens, Samwu says.

AA welcomes toll road halt

2011-10-24 19:40

The AA joined other bodies in welcoming the decision by the transport minister to halt tolling of roads pending further talks.

Cosatu calls for strike resolution

2011-08-16 22:10

Cosatu in KwaZulu-Natal has appealed to all parties involved in the municipal strike to come up with an amicable solution.

Patchy municipal strike 'to intensify'

2011-08-16 08:41

Union leaders may try to step up a municipal strike, which has failed to get off the ground in some parts of SA.

Bus drivers on duty despite strike

2011-08-15 08:05

The City of Tshwane says all its bus drivers have reported for work despite the countrywide municipal strike.

Mass municipal strikes planned

2011-04-20 22:03
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Municipal workers will go on nationwide strikes in an effort to oust a controversial minister and to secure more rights.

Mayor admits to bus service instability

2011-03-08 15:52

Tshwane mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa says there was instability and possible corruption in the city's bus service division.

12 Jhb clinics closed

2009-07-30 18:06

Twelve primary health care clinics have closed their doors in Johannesburg due to intimidation of staff by striking municipal workers.

Protesters litter CT station

2009-07-29 16:07

Municipal workers have spread litter around the second level of Cape Town station after tossing rocks and bottles at the police.

Samwu claims intimidation

2009-07-28 11:45

Samwu says the police decision to question then release 50 striking Empangeni municipal workers without charging them was an intimidation tactic.

 
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