South African Municipal Workers Union

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers 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.

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Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers 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

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Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

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Social entrepreneurship means business

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