Insolvent SAMWU may approach law enforcement agencies to recover funds

2019-04-10 16:09

The newly elected executive of the South African Municipal Workers Union has been given 90 days to investigate the cause of the union's insolvency and provide recommendations.

Task team established to hunt down killer of Limpopo Samwu leader

2019-01-31 11:42

A task team has been established to hunt down the killers of Limpopo South African Municipal Workers' Union deputy secretary Ronald Mani.

West Rand municipality workers vow to continue shutdown until premier addresses their demands

2018-11-14 20:33

Workers at the embattled West Rand District Municipality say they will not budge until all their demands have been met.

Samwu condemns expected increase in municipal managers' salaries

2018-11-08 20:51

The South African Municipal Workers' Union has slammed salary increases for municipal managers, saying that ordinary municipal workers have been given "peanuts" in comparison.

City of Joburg cuts ties with 'politicised' Salga

2018-08-31 10:21

The mayor of Johannesburg has accused the association of dereliction of duty towards the City.

PE municipal strike comes to an end, with an agreement on bonuses

2018-06-22 19:28

Workers, most of whom were led by the South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) and the municipality reached an agreement on back-pay of long-service bonuses.

Samwu's term of office extension faces opposition from members

2018-05-23 05:19

At least three senior Samwu members have told News24 that they are not happy with the manner in which the replacement of the union's constitution has been handled.

Infighting within Samwu leads to its medical aid board being placed under curatorship

2018-05-18 19:42

While Samwu president Pule Molalenyane has denied that the union is in a "state of paralysis", the Council for Medical Schemes has concluded otherwise.

We are not broke – Samwu leadership

2018-05-16 21:34

The leadership of the South African Municipal Workers' Union said claims that the union was in a "state of paralysis" were propaganda.

VBS Bank loan was for photocopy machines, says Samwu

2018-04-29 19:27

The SA Municipal Workers' Union is adamant that crisis-ridden VBS Mutual Bank did not finance a building the union already owned, saying that the only known loan related to photocopy machines.


City of Joburg shuts down Samwu head offices over payment dispute

2019-02-15 16:59

The City of Johannesburg claims that Samwu owes R1.2m for electricity, water, sewerage, rates and refuse. However the union disputes that.

West Rand municipality strike enters 5th week

2018-11-26 16:44

The strike over salaries and other benefits by disgruntled West Rand District Municipality workers has entered its fifth week.

Workers shut down services at the bankrupt West Rand District Municipality

2018-11-14 11:45

The embattled West Rand District Municipality is facing more woes as workers embark on a total shutdown.

IN-DEPTH: Cape Town fire stations under strain as labour dispute deepens

2018-10-18 09:01

The City of Cape Town's fire and rescue service is taking strain as a labour dispute over a standby allowance and working hours deepens.

Unions claim victory in PE municipal back pay agreement

2018-07-14 09:28

The Nelson Mandela Bay coalition government has backed a motion to pay workers R44m in long-service back pay bonuses.

Nelson Mandela Bay services grind to a halt as Samwu strike intensifies

2018-06-15 19:09

Traffic and driving licence centres have been closed while refuse collection services have also been disrupted.

Samwu leaders accused of leaving members in the dark about finances

2018-05-22 18:10

Apart from struggling to pay rent and the phone lines, sources also claim that Samwu has failed to pay lawyers representing Samwu members countrywide, and they have begun withdrawing from cases.

Samwu president clarifies issues around VBS bank loan, slams Media24

2018-05-17 20:51

The president of the South African Municipal Workers' Union denies that the union is in a "state of paralysis", describing the claim as a myth.

Samwu in a state of paralysis - former Gauteng chair

2018-05-16 05:12

Not only is Samwu failing to pay rent and keep the telephone lines open, but its website is down because the organisation has failed to pay Rhesus Media Group.

We will lay criminal charges against those who have captured our union - Samwu

2018-02-23 15:32

The embattled South African Municipal Workers' Union has lambasted the capture of the union and has threatened to institute charges and use the courts to address their leadership crisis.

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