City denies risk of potential security crisis after SAMWU warns of Law Enforcement refusing overtime this festive season

The City of Cape Town’s Mayco member for Safety and Security JP Smith has refuted the claims of a potential safety management crisis in Cape Town, accusing the trade union  South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) of having possible political motivations behind their recent outcry. This follows a warning by[…]

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I should have intervened earlier, De Lille tells strikers

Mayor Patricia de Lille told Samwu strikers on Monday that the City had failed to resolve all the problems regarding workers, admitting she should have intervened earlier. “A committee of unions is invited to my office to address outstanding issues not yet resolved. These include grievances about allowances for pregnant[…]

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Cops to be deployed ahead of Samwu march

The City of Cape Town will deploy law enforcement and SAPS members to the CBD ahead of a planned march by the South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) on Wednesday morning, the City announced on Tuesday. In an advisory issued to CBD residents and businesses, the City said that Samwu[…]

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Samwu fed up with working conditions

Thousands of municipality workers in the Western Cape took to various municipal offices in full force on Monday in a demonstration demanding better working conditions and wage increases. The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) said it was forced to down tools as wage negotiations with the City of Cape[…]

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Samwu to go ahead with protected strike

The South African Municipal Workers Union says it will go ahead as planned with its protected strike at the end of October in the City of Cape Town. At a press conference in Athlone on Wednesday, Samwu Cape metro regional secretary Mike Khumalo said municipal workers would go on strike[…]

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Samwu to go on protected strike

Cape Town municipal workers plan to resume a strike next month, claiming managers have ignored their grievances, Samwu’s regional chair Jonathan Krakri said on Thursday. He said workers suspended a strike in May after mayor Patricia de Lille intervened, saying executive directors would meet SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) shopstewards[…]

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