COSATU wishes the ANC well for the launch of its 2024 elections manifesto

23 February 2024 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) wishes its ally, the African National Congress (ANC), well for the launch of its 2024 national and provincial elections manifesto on Saturday morning at Moses Mabhida Stadium, eThekwini. The Federation and its Affiliates, have been crisscrossing workplaces throughout KwaZulu-Natal and surrounding communities, listening to […]

COSATU welcomes the National Assembly’s passage of the Revenue Laws Amendment Bill enabling the Two Pot Pension Reforms to come into effect on 1 September 2024

21 February 2024 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) welcomes the National Assembly’s passage of the Revenue Laws Amendment Bill yesterday.  This is a key moment towards enabling the Two Pot Pension Reforms comes into effect on 1 September 2024. It will provide comfort to millions of highly indebted workers who have justifiably […]

NEHAWU STATEMENT ON THE 2024 BUDGET SPEECH

Wednesday February 21, 2024 The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] notes the presentation to Parliament today of the last budget of the sixth administration at the Cape Town City Hall by Finance Minister, Enoch Godongwana. It may be that “the size and quality of the national pie is what informs, and ultimately determines, […]

Media Alert: COSATU will present its submission on the Older Persons Amendment Bill to Parliament on Wednesday(21 February 2024)

20 February 2024 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) will present its submissions on the Older Persons Amendment Bill to Parliament’s Portfolio Committee: Social Development from 09h00 Wednesday 21 February 2024 (virtual hearings). Issued by COSATU For further information please contact:Matthew ParksActing National Spokesperson & Parliamentary CoordinatorCell: 082 785 0687

COSATU notes the latest Jobs Report

20 February 2024 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) notes with disappointment Stats SA’s jobs report for the last quarter of 2023.  The report indicates a rise in unemployment by 0.2%, with the total number of employed persons decreasing by 22 000 and the number of unemployed persons increasing by 46 000 as more young […]

COSATU and SACTWU presented their submission on the Companies’ Amendment Bill’s to the National Council of Provinces today

20 February 2024 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers (SACTWU) presented their submission on the Companies’ Amendment Bills passage to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) today.  These are progressive and long overdue Bills that will advance the war against crime and corruption, further empower […]

Media Alert: COSATU will present its submission on the General Intelligence Laws Amendment Bill to Parliament on Tuesday (20 February 2024)

19 February 2024 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) will present its submissions on the General Intelligence Laws Amendment Bill to Parliament’s Ad-Hoc Committee on the Bill at 12h00 on Tuesday, 20 February 2024 (virtual hearings). Issued by COSATU For further information please contact:Matthew ParksActing National Spokesperson & Parliamentary CoordinatorCell: 082 785 0687

Media Alert: COSATU will present its submission on the Companies Amendment Bills to Parliament on Tuesday(20 February 2024)

19 February 2024 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) will present its submissions on the Companies Amendment Bill to Parliament’s Select Committee: Trade and Industry, Economic Development, Small Business, Tourism, Employment and Labour from 09h00 on Tuesday, 20 February 2024 (virtual hearings). Issued by COSATU For further information please contact:Matthew ParksActing National Spokesperson & Parliamentary […]

COSATU Gauteng State of the Province Address expectations

19 February 2024 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) in Gauteng eagerly awaits the State of the Province Address by Premier Panyaza Lesufi, expecting comprehensive updates and insights into the trajectory of the province’s development. While we commend the Nasi Ispani programme for its commendable efforts in addressing youth unemployment, we look forward […]