COSATU joins millions across the world in support of the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) joins millions across the world in support of the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.  We mourn those we have lost over many years to acts of violence, intolerance and discrimination against our LGBTQIA Plus compatriots.  We cherish those who overcome formidable walls of hatred and […]

COSATU notes the National Council of Provinces’ adoption of the National Water Resources Infrastructure Agency SOC Limited Bill

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) notes the National Council’s adoption of the National Water Resources Infrastructure Agency SOC Limited Bill. South Africa is a water scarce country.  Water is the lifeline for the entire nation.  It is critical it be managed effectively and efficiently and the constitutional right to water is upheld.  […]

COSATU welcomes Parliament’s adoption of the long awaited Public Procurement Bill

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) welcomes the Parliament’s adoption of the long-awaited Public Procurement Bill.  This critical Bill lays the foundation for a single public procurement system across the entire state, e.g. departments, municipalities, entities and State-Owned Enterprises.    Currently there is not a single public procurement legislative framework and consequently the situation in many state […]

COSATU welcomes Parliament’s passage of the BELA Bill

16 May 2024 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) welcomes Parliament’s passage of the Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill.  The BELA Bill contains many common sense and progressive provisions that will help to protect the rights of learners to dignity and protection.  It is a tragedy that in the course of the public debate some […]

COSATU notes the National Council of Provinces’ passage of the Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill

16 May 2024 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) notes the National Council of Provinces’ passage of the Electricity Regulation Amendment (ERA) Bill.  The essence of the ERA Bill is to provide for the unbundling of Eskom into three separate companies. COSATU remains deeply concerned about Eskom’s unbundling, including recent announcements of the […]

COSATU welcomes the positive agreement to reopen Lily Mine and recovery of the bodies of the three workers trapped

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) welcomes the positive agreement reached between government led by the Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy, Mr. Gwede Mantashe, with the Business Rescue Practioners (BRPs) and the former owners of Lily Mine, Vantage Goldfields to reopen Lily Mine.  This agreement accompanies the Minister exercising his power to […]

COSATU Eastern Cape is saddened by the collapse of the Ngcobo building wall

The Congress of South African Trade Unions(COSATU) in the Eastern Cape is saddened by the building wall collapse at Ngcobo which resulted in the death of five(5) people and 14 others injured on 10 May 2024. The Federation conveys its deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured.  The front wall partially collapsed from the top and bricks fell on top of the veranda of the building and affected […]

COSATU applauds President Cyril Ramaphosa’s signing of the long overdue National Health Insurance Bill

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) applauds President Cyril Ramaphosa’s signing the long overdue National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill.  The Federation is heartened that the President and the African National Congress led government and Parliament stood up to insatiable lobbying by business to prevent today’s signing of the NHI Bill.  Pandering to the […]

DENOSA welcomes the signing of NHI Bill by President

PRETORIA – The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) warmly welcomes the signing of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill into law by President Cyril Ramaphosa today, which marks a remarkable move away from the undesirable legacy of two unequal healthcare systems in one country. The signing of the Bill will further make way […]

SADTU STATEMENT ON THE SIGNING OF NHI BILL INTO LAW

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) welcomes the signing into law the National Health Insurance (NHI) bill. The signing is indeed an historic moment, and it proves, once again, the ANC-led government’s commitment to improving the lives of all South African citizens and to fulfilling  its constitutional obligation as proclaimed in Section 27 of […]

COSATU notes with disappointment the latest unemployment figures

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) notes with disappointment the latest unemployment figures showing a slight uptick in the unemployment rate.  Whilst this is not unusual for the 1st quarter of the year which normally follows a seasonal increase in jobs over the festive holidays and retail peak period during the 4th quarter of the […]

COSATU welcomes Parliament’s adoption of the Railway Safety Bill

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) welcomes Parliament’s adoption of the Railway Safety Bill.  This is a long overdue and important Bill to ensure railway workers, commuters and freight can travel and arrive at their destinations safely.  COSATU supports the progressive objectives and provisions of the Bill that seek to overhaul our often-weak […]

COSATU welcomes the NCOP’s passage of the BELA Bill

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) welcomes the National Council of Provinces’ passage of the Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill.  The BELA Bill contains many common sense and progressive provisions that will help to protect the rights of learners to dignity and protection.  It is a tragedy that in the course of […]