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Amatola Water boss charged with organising protests

Amatola Water has charged its suspended chief executive, Vuyo Zitumane, for allegedly manipulating procurement processes and orchestrating protests against the board by the South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) to disrupt Amatola’s operations

Political battle drains coastal taps

Sabotage and infighting threaten the water supply of 750000 South Coast residents

E. Cape MEC orders graft probe after two workers are killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

One strike and you’re out – registrar tells unions

A municipal workers’ union is the first to be sanctioned for not following the new rule when deciding whether to go on strike

‘Jo’burg uses our fees for slush fund’

The city says it will investigate the missing millions claim by the municipal workers’ union

Cosatu to command problem unions

The decision will curb the autonomy of affiliated unions, which has rendered them almost impenetrable to interventions by the federation’s leaders

Samwu’s term of office extension faces opposition from members

Members of the trade union intend to challenge the amendment of the union's constitution to extend the term of office for leaders

Public sector unions on a carousel

Two splinter groups have parted ways with the South African Municipal Workers' Union, claiming abuse of funds.

Samwu claims thousands of workers will take part in ‘national strike’

The South African Municipal Workers' Union says over 200 000 workers across SA are set to down tools if negotiations fail to produce desired results.

Pikitup to embark on illegal strike

Pikitup workers aligned with Samwu are set to embark on an illegal strike, the City of Johannesburg's waste management entity has announced.

Government crosses fingers as municipal wage talks drag on

Government has tabled its final municipal wage offer but both sides are hopeful that this is not the end of the road and that a strike can be averted.

Municipal workers turn down wage offer

Municipal workers have rejected a 6.5% hike on offer, saying it does not take into account the "devastating effects" of increasing inflation on wages.

Battle lines drawn as municipal wage negotiations begin

Wage talks between the South African Municipal Workers' Union and the South African Local Government Association have begun in Boksburg.

Samwu warns the info Bill will lead to more protests

Samwu says the Protection of State Information Bill will affect grassroots communities more than the media.

Jo’burg’s emergency services disrupted for strike

Members of the Johannesburg Emergency Management Services will go on strike, the city has announced.

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