Samwu heads to top court over ban on members in party jobs
Union’s members are mainly ANC supporters and a new law means municipal workers cannot hold political positions
The SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) is set to approach the Constitutional Court to challenge controversial legislation banning all municipal workers from holding political party positions.
The Municipal Systems Amendment Act, which was signed into law by President Cyril Ramaphosa in 2022, is in contravention of clauses in the bill of rights which state that every citizen is free to make political choices, including the right to participate in the activities of, or recruit members for, a political party, and to campaign for a political party or cause...
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