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samwu thumb medium80 78BusinessLive reports the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) aims to shut down the Johannesburg central business district when it holds a march on Wednesday next week.  

Newly elected Samwu deputy regional secretary Thobani Nkosi advised that the march would be aimed at highlighting their grievances with the DA-led municipality.  He said the union was not happy with outgoing DA mayor Herman Mashaba's administration of the metro and claimed that Samwu members were being victimised and targeted by the metro.  Mashaba will vacate office on 27 November.  Nkosi said they were being sent from pillar to post over the R29m in union subscription fees the metro was alleged by the union to be illegally withholding.  Nkosi also dismissed the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by Mashaba, Samwu and the Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union in August, as part of a “divide-and-rule strategy”.  The MoU was aimed at promoting harmonious labour relations between the stakeholders and advancing service delivery in the metro.  “As a united Samwu we reiterate our initial position that the MoU is not recognised by us as members,” said Nkosi.  Another bone of contention for the union is the “continued use” of lawyers in internal disciplinary matters

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Luyolo Mkentane at BusinessLive
  • Read too, New Joburg mayor to face union heat, on page 2 of The Star of 14 November 2019

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