SAMWU Prayer Day for Peace in Vhembe

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union in collaboration with t the South African Communist Party, COSATU, Vhembe Pastor’s forum, Traditional Leaders and all mass democratic movements will be convening a prayer day to pray for peace and sanity in the Vhembe District and Thulamela Municipal area in particular. The prayer day will be held as […]

POPCRU is against any intentions to freeze public wages

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) notes with concern the comments attributed to the Deputy Minister of Finance Dr David Masondo, at an investor conference in Cape Town on Monday, where is said to have told investors of the government’s intention to freeze wages across its operations in curbing its escalating expenditure. He […]

NEHAWU rejects any plans by Treasury to freeze wages of public servants

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] notes the recent and ill-advised utterances by the Deputy Minister of Finance, David Masondo, about freezing public servant’s wages. While addressing an investor conference in Cape Town the Deputy Minister revealed that the government was planning to freeze wages across its operations to restrain its escalating […]

NUM cmmemorates 37 years of existence today

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) today commemorates its 37th years of existence. Established on the 04th December 1982 in Klerksdorp now known as Matlosana, the NUM has throughout the years been the only voice of the voiceless workers in the mining, construction and energy sectors. Its history began when Cyril Ramaphosa, a young inexperienced […]

DENOSA Sedibeng Region’s statement on the strike by security personnel across the District’s health facilities

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) in Sedibeng Region notes the strike by security personnel over many issues which started yesterday with picketing at Johan Heyns until tomorrow, which has affected all public health institutions in the Sedibeng District.  The security personnel are demanding better working conditions from their employers, which is a […]

NEHAWU welcomes market inquiry outcomes into data costs in the country

The National Education Health & Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] welcomes the outcomes of the market enquiry into the state of competition in the data market. Minister Ebrahim Patel established the enquiry and its terms of reference on the 1st September 2017. Operators have been given two months to reduce prices in the region of 30% to […]

POPCRU supports the call by President Ramaphosa on inmates

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union supports the call by President Cyril Ramaphosa for harsher action to be taken against perpetrators of violent crimes against women and children. In his address to mourners of yet another victim, the President indicated that the government should work towards changing the criminal justice system in ensuring that […]

COSATU statement on the latest GDP numbers

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has noted the report that shows that South Africa’s economy, as measured by the GDP has shrunk by 0,6% during the third quarter of the year. The gross domestic product (GDP) which is a measure of economic performance and an annual measurement of the value of the production of […]

COSATU to Present its Submission to Parliament’s Medium Term Budget and Appropriation Adjustment Bill Hearings tomorrow

COSATU will present its submission and proposals to Parliament’s Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement public hearings at 9am Friday 29 November, M514, Marks Building, Parliament. South Africa’s faces its greatest economic and governance crises since 1994: ·         Unemployment is at 40% and the highest since 2008; ·         1000s of workers are retrenched monthly; ·         400 000 new […]