SAMWU notes election of new Council at Mamusa Local Municipality

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) notes that the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has concluded voting at the Mamuma Local Municipality. The IEC has today announced the election outcomes for the new council.  The conduction of these elections are as a result of the municipality being dissolved in terms of Section 139 of the […]

POPCRU supports calls for a gun-free South Africa

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) supports the calls made towards ensuring that the Firearms Control Act of 2000 does not allow for individuals to own more than one firearm, and encourages more people to surrender them as part of a drive to reduce their flow within our communities. The 2018/19 national crime […]

SAMWU Welcomes Court Ruling Dissolving Makana Local Municipality

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) notes and welcomes the ruling of the Eastern Cape division on the High Court compelling the Provincial Government to appoint an administrator and  dissolve the Makana Local Municipality in terms of Section 139 of the country’s constitution.  It is unfortunate that the courts had to be roped in […]

NUM members to stage a picket at ESKOM’s Megawatt Park

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) will stage a picket today against the unbundling of Eskom and against privatization of the power utility. The picket will take place as follows:  Date:15 January 2020 Time:12 to 1 pm. Venue: Eskom Head Office at Megawatt park Members of the media are invited. For more information please contact: […]

NEHAWU KZN statement on the shooting of a patient at Clairwood hospital

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] in the KwaZulu-Natal Province is greatly dismayed and appalled by the recent execution style fatal shooting of a patient in the male surgical ward of Clairwood Hospital, in Durban. This shocking incident reveals the gaps and inadequacies that underpins the security services of the public health […]

CEPPWAWU Supports COSATU and NUM that Gordhan and the Eskom Board Must Go

The Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers’ Union (CEPPWAWU), is fully behind the call and the sentiments expressed by the giant federation COSATU of ‘accountability and consistency’ for Minister Gordhan, not to find another scapegoat, but to take full responsibility and accountability. CEPPWAWU is a union organizing in the manufacturing sector where the […]

COSATU response to the ANC January 08 message

The Congress of South African Trade Unions noted and welcomed the African National Congress (ANC) NEC January 08 message as delivered by ANC President Cde Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa in Kimberley yesterday. We hope that this message will seep through to all members and leaders of the organisation at all levels and that they will embrace […]

NUM calls for ESKOM board to be disbanded

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) reiterates its call to have the entire Eskom Board disbanded and immediately be replaced by competent men and women who will place the interests of the country and its people before anything else. This comes after former Eskom Board chairperson Jabu Mabuza and his board misled President Cyril Ramaphosa […]