South African Municipal Workers' Union

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Full name South African Municipal Workers' Union
Founded 1987
Members 160,000
Affiliation COSATU, PSI
Key people Pule Molalenyane, President
Simon Mathe, General Secretary
Papikie Mohale, National Spokesperson
Country South Africa

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 160,000.

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.

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