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Municipal union’s medical aid scheme provisional curator in court to challenge removal

JOHANNESBURG, October 19 – The high court-appointed provisional curator of municipal workers medical aid scheme SAMWUMED, Duduza Khosana, on Friday submitted an application for leave to appeal her removal from the post. This comes after Cape Town High Court Judge Keith Engers last week ordered Khosana’s immediate removal, saying she was prejudicing members of the scheme. Engers appointed Joe […]

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Municipal union founding president dies

RUSTENBURG, July 5 -The founding president of the South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) Pretrus Mashishi has died, the union said on Wednesday. General secretary Simon Mathe said 72-year-old Mashishi died at his home in Soweto, south of Johannesburg, on Wednesday morning. “Comrade Mashishi was elected Samwu president at its inaugural congress in 1987 following […]

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Salga offers 5.9 percent salary hike, says 15 percent demand is unaffordable and insensitive

Johannesburg – The 15 percent salary increase trade unions demand in the municipal sector is unaffordable and insensitive to the current economic environment which South Africa finds itself in, the SA Local Government Association (Salga) said on Wednesday. The local government body said it has tabled a new offer at the third round of local […]

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Municipal workers want minimum R10 000 salary, as municipal pay talks start

RUSTENBURG, December 4 – The South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) wants municipal workers to earn a minimum wage of R10,000 per month, the union said on Monday. Trade unions representing municipal workers tabled their initial demands at the wage negotiations with the South African Local Government Association (Salga), the employer body which represents  municipalities across the […]

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Samwu not buying sale of government’s Telkom stake

PARLIAMENT, October 26 – The South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) on Wednesday, said that it was opposed to the plan by government to sell its Telkom shares and was standing against the privatisation of state assets. Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba confirmed in Parliament during his Medium-Term budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) that government will dispose of a […]

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Samwu to march on Midvaal Municipality

JOHANNESBURG, August 9 – The South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) has said that it would be marching to the Midvaal Municipal offices, south of Johannesburg, on Thursday in protest against working conditions and to deliver a memorandum of demands. Samwu’s spokesperson, Papikie Mohale, said the protest march follows numerous grievances which have been raised with […]