samwu thumb medium80 78TMG Digital reports that disgruntled "former members" of the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) on Monday disrupted a meeting of labour federation Cosatu’s central executive committee (CEC) in a bid to vent their frustration.  

Samwu spokesperson Papikie Mohale said the persons involved were not Samwu members in good standing as they had been expelled from the union in March 2016.  Samwu has been rocked by upheaval in recent years, with whistle-blowers who call themselves Save Our Samwu (SOS)‚ alleging that the union’s financial reserves have been looted.  In February 2016‚ about 87 Samwu officials and leaders across the country were either expelled or suspended after they allegedly questioned the missing millions from Samwu coffers.  When contacted for comment‚ Cosatu spokesperson Sizwe Pamla said the "members" made a request to be given some time to address the one-day special CEC meeting  to raise their concerns.  “After the agreement with the entire CEC‚ they were allowed to come inside the venue so that we could hear their grievances.”

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