Trade Union Organiser Jobs at – South African Municipal Workers Union – Cape Town South Africa 2013


The South African Municipal Workers Union has vacancy for a trade union organiser in its Western Cape Provincial structure. The post is in the Garden Route Karoo Region in George.

We are seeking applicants who have an all round approach to the practise of trade unionism and who have knowledge and experience and a commitment to develop their capacities to:
Service workplace organisation at grass roots level with the objective of building  democratic workplace structures.
Provide advice and support to workers in relation to discipline and grievances, health  and safety, workplace education, collective bargaining and other labour law matters  and to participate in the negotiation of such matters.
Deal with issues of the theory and practise of trade unionism within the South African  and global social, economic, environmental and political context and history.
Develop trade union leadership in all of the above issues through acting as educator  and running effective meetings, course and workshops.
Understand local government and local government legislation and the struggle to  defend and improve local government and public service delivery and related  developmental challenges.

Once employed the union may deploy the successful candidate to perform duties that specialise to a lesser or greater extent in the above – mentioned area of work. A foundation level of literacy is essential and an ability to speak more than one of English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa an advantage. Applicants must have a drivers licence and be willing to travel extensively. Applicants are requested to submit a motivating letter, CV and two contactable references by no later than the 18th October 2013 to the:

THE PROVINCIAL SECRETARY SAMWU WESTERN CAPE P.O Box 313  Athlone  7764 Fax: (021) 696 2560 or e-mail: /

Please accept that if no reply is received within two weeks of closing date that your application has been unsuccessful.

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