Category: Affiliates Statement

SAMWU DEMANDS IMMEDIATE DISSOLUTION OF KOPANONG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) calls for the dissolution of Kopanong Local Municipality in the Free State province under Section 139(1)(c) and (5)(b) of the South African Constitution. The Municipality’s persistent financial turmoil and failure to deliver essential services warrant urgent intervention to protect the welfare of the community. The dire state of […]

NEHAWU RESPONSE TO THE STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS    

Thursday February 08, 2024 The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] recognises the significance of today’s State of the Nation Address [SONA], this marks the final SONA of the sixth administration under the leadership of President Cyril Ramaphosa. The President used the theme “Leave no one behind” in his 2024 Five-Year Review and today, […]

SAMWU REACTION TO THE MEDIUM TERM BUDGET POLICY STATEMENT

02 November 2023  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, which are grappling with severe financial pressures that have […]

NEHAWU REJECTS THE 2023 MEDIUM TERM BUDGET POLICY STATEMENT

Wednesday November 01, 2023 The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] notes the 2023 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement [MTBPS] as presented in Parliament today by the Minister of Finance, Enoch Godongwana. The 2023 MTBPS was delivered in the context of the deepening unemployment, inequality and poverty and these together have now developed […]

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

24 October 2023  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 (MWUSA), the South African Allied Workers Union (SAAWU), and the Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU), convened for a two-day meeting. […]

SADTU TO TRAIN SPECIAL NEEDS SCHOOL PRINCIPALS ON THE LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENTS REGARDING SEXUAL OFFENCES AND RELATED MATTERS.

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) will hold a training workshop for school principals from special needs schools to focus particularly on the recent legislative amendments regarding sexual offences – Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and related Matters) Amendment Act of 2021 which came into operation on 31 July 2022. This legislation has, among others, […]

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

20 October 2023  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 against the municipality deliberately exposing workers to an unsafe and healthy working environment, in violation […]

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 individuals to plunder municipal finances without consequences. We are also pleased to observe that […]

NEHAWU KZN TO EMBARK ON A CET PROVINCIAL DAY OF ACTION  

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] in KwaZulu-Natal will embark on a Community Education and Training [CET] Provincial Day of Action directed to the KZN CET College Regional Office in Umngeni Business Park, Durban on Friday, 29 September 2023 to deliver a memorandum to Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade […]

DENOSA Limpopo statement post- its PEC meeting.  

POLOKWANE – The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) in Limpopo held its Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) meeting from the 14th to the 15th of September 2023 at Polokwane Royal Hotel in Polokwane to deal with the number of issues affecting nurses and healthcare services in the province.    These issues include, among others, […]

NEW WAGE INCREASE FOR CLOTHING WORKERS

Members of the COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) in the clothing sector will start to receive their new wage increase for 2023 as from today. This wage increase is as a result of a two-year clothing sector collective agreement which was concluded last year. The two-year agreement contained the following provision […]