South African Municipal Workers' Union

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SAMWU
SAMWU logo.png
Full name South African Municipal Workers' Union
Founded 1987
Members 180,000
Affiliation COSATU, PSI
Key people Sam Molope, President
Walter Theledi, General Secretary
Papikie Mohale, National Spokesperson
Country South Africa
Website www.samwu.org.za

The South African Municipal Workers' Union (SAMWU) is the largest Local Government Trade Union in South Africa. It was founded in 1987 and has a membership of 180,000.

Membership of the union is open to South African workers employed, directly or indirectly, in the local authority, water utilities and allied undertakings of the economy whether in the public, private or voluntary sector, including: Public Administrative Services in Municipalities and Local Authorities, Health and Social Services, Libraries, cultural and other community services, Water and Sanitation, Solid Waste Management and Environmental Services, Road Construction and Storm water drainage, Electricity Generation and Distribution, Public Transportation and Traffic Control, Telecommunication and Information Services, Scientific and Technical Services, Parks and Recreation.

The SAMWU is affiliated with the Congress of South African Trade Unions, and Public Services International.

References[edit]

  • ICTUR et al.,, ed. (2005). Trade Unions of the World (6th ed.). London, UK: John Harper Publishing. ISBN 0-9543811-5-7. 

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