COSATU statement on interest rates

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has noted the decision by the South African Reserve Bank`s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to cut the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.5%. We welcome the long-overdue reduction of the interest rate by the Reserve Bank, especially because the decision is in synch with the government’s commitment to […]

NEHAWUstatement on the intention by DPSA to cut public service jobs

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] has noted with disappointment the continued intent by the Department of Public Service Administration [DPSA] to cut more than 30 000 jobs in the public service. This was announced by the Minister of Public Service and Administration during the budget vote that the department will open an […]

COSATU Mandela Day statement-2019

The Congress of South African Trade Unions celebrates one of the iconic days in our national calendar, the birthday of one of this country’s most beloved revolutionaries President Nelson Mandela. This is a day where the entire world reflects and recommits to the values of Ubuntu. This is about preserving the legacy that Madiba left […]

COSATU mourns the passing of Johnny Clegg

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) joins all South Africans in mourning the loss of one of this country’s greatest sons, Johnny Clegg. We send our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. Johnny Clegg showed all South Africans and the world what was possible for this country. He was a led […]

SATAWU to much on office of Mpumalanga Premier

South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) in Mpumalanga is set to march to the office of Premier Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane on Wednesday, 17 July to handover a memorandum of grievances. Workers are unhappy the province has appointed new private security providers even though previous contract holders failed to pay employees outstanding salaries and benefits. […]

COSATU KwaZulu Natal congratulates SACTWU’s newly elected leadership

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in the Province of KwaZulu Natal congratulates one of its affiliated unions SACTWU for a very successful Provincial Congress held on the weekend of 6th – 7th July 2019. We are pleased about the maturity shown by delegates and the leadership of the union, including the qualitative engagements […]

SAEPU Mpumalanga to take part in Mandela Day Activities

The South African Emergency Personnel’s Union (SAEPU) Mpumalanga will spend their 67 minutes in honour of the late former President Tata Nelson Mandela with Edward Matjeke Primary school learners in Hlalanikahle location, Witbank. The Provincial Executive Committee will be joined by SAEPU President Mpho Mpogeng, General Secretary Ismael Makgati, Denosa and COSATU provincial leadership. The […]

COSATU to present submission on Appropriations Bill to Parliament tomorrow

COSATU will present its submission on the government’s 2019/20 Appropriations Bill to the Standing and Select Committees on Appropriations at 10 am Tuesday, 16 July, V454, Parliament. The Federation appreciates the extent of the economic, governance and budgetary crises facing government and the nation. We have been raising the alarm bells for some time now […]