COSATU scheduled to hold a post Central Executive Committee (CEC) media briefing on Monday, 24 June 2024

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) will hold a media briefing on Monday, 24 June 2024, to communicate the outcomes of its ordinary Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting. The three-day meeting, which took place from 18 to 20 June discussed organisational, political, and socio-economic issues affecting workers and the working class in general. It […]

COSATU scheduled to hold a post Central Executive Committee (CEC) media briefing on Monday, 24 June 2024

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) will hold a media briefing on Monday, 24 June 2024, to communicate the outcomes of its ordinary Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting. The three-day meeting, which took place from 18 to 20 June discussed organisational, political, and socio-economic issues affecting workers and the working class in general. It […]

COSATU congratulates President Cyril Ramaphosa on his second term

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) congratulates President Cyril Ramaphosa on his inauguration for a second term as head of state of South Africa. Admittedly, this was a difficult election for our Alliance Partners, the African National Congress (ANC), the South African Communist Party (SACP) and ourselves, however, we are grateful that millions of ordinary […]

COSATU Calls on GNU to do More for Youth

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) pays homage to the youth of 1976, who by taking to the streets energised the struggle against the oppressive apartheid regime and sparked a chain of events that ultimately led to the dawn of democracy. Once again, this year’s Youth Day finds us at a crossroad. Disappointingly, […]

COSATU Rejects Mercedes Benz SA Planned Job Cuts

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) calls on unions in the automotive sector to wage a relentless battle in defence of workers’ jobs after Mercedes Benz South Africa (MBSA) announced its plans to cut hundreds of jobs.  With a 41.9% unemployment rate, we cannot afford to lose a single job.  This will have […]

COSATU in the Free State welcomes the new Legislature

Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) Free State wishes to extend its congratulations to our alliance partner the African National Congress for attaining the majority vote in Free State province. The Federation acknowledges that this election was not an easy one for the alliance. Special thanks to the Free State voters for returning the ANC to […]

COSATU Mpumalanga congratulates the ANC Provincial Chairperson comrade Mandla Ndlovu on his appointment as the new Premier of Mpumalanga province

The Congress of South African Trade Unions join millions of Mpumalanga citizens in congratulating comrade Mandla Ndlovu, the ANC Provincial Chairperson, in his appointment as the Premier of Mpumalanga.    Comrade Mandla has demonstrated exceptional ability to advance the unity and cohesion of the alliance and structures of the federation within the province. He has also […]

COSATU welcomes the re-election of President Ramaphosa, the election of the Premiers and Presiding Officers, and the convening of Parliament and the Provincial Legislatures

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) welcomes the re-election of President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, the election of the Premiers and Presiding Officers, and the convening of Parliament and the Provincial Legislatures.  We congratulate our allies, the African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) for a well-run election campaign under […]

COSATU urges workers to guard against Mpox

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) warns workers to be cautious after Minister of Health, Joe Phaahla, announced the outbreak of Mpox disease in the country.  Phaala said one person had died in hospital in Tembisa on Monday after he contracted the virus that causes the disease. Three other cases have been reported […]