COSATU Women’s Day Statement -2019

The Congress of South African Trade Unions joins millions of South Africans to commemorate the National Women’s Day,09 August 2019. This is a day that not only reminds us of the heroic role of women in defeating apartheid and moulding a democratic South Africa but also allows us to reflect on the progress made and […]

COSATU welcomes the Constitutional Court ruling endorsing the Land Claims Court’s decision to appoint a special master of the court to handle a backlog of claims

The Congress of South African Trade Unions welcomes the Constitutional Court ruling today that the Land Claims Court was right to appoint a special master of the court to handle a backlog of claims, including those of 11,000 labour tenants seeking access to land and security of tenure and ,therefore, dismissed the Department of Rural Development and […]

COSATU Limpopo to intensify its fight against gender-based violence and sexual harassment in the workplace through a march and a seminar

Gender-based violence and sexual harassment in the workplace remains the greatest challenges facing society and our workplaces. While it is encouraging that many organizations and government have begun to prioritize anti-gender based violence programmes as part of their apex priorities, such reported cases with the SAPS are still very high. This clearly demonstrates that cases […]

COSATU to hold its ordinary CEC meeting Monday next week

The Congress of South African Trade Unions will convene its ordinary three-day Central Executive Committee [CEC] meeting from the 26th -28th of August 2019  to discuss Organisational, Political and Socio-economic issues affecting the workers and the working class in general. The meeting will be followed by the usual media briefing to communicate the meeting outcomes: […]

COSATU welcomes the President’s signing of the Aarto Act into law

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) notes the President’s signing the Aarto Amendment Act into law.  The Federation supports the progressive objectives of the Aarto Amendment Act.  On average 14 000, South Africans die every year on our roads, mostly due to reckless driving. This is devastating not only to those families who have lost […]

Minister of Women,Youth and Persons with Disabilities to address the NUM women’s structure colloquium tomorrow

Minister of Women, Youth, and Persons with Disabilities Honourable Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will tomorrow (17 August 2019) address the National Union of Mineworkers’ Women Structure (NUM-WS) colloquium, an event organised to highlight the women’s achievements in mostly male-dominated economic sectors. The theme of the colloquium: “Popularise Gender Agenda Through Transformation and Skills Development”. The colloquium is organised […]

COSATU statement on the 07th Anniversary of the Marikana tragedy

The Congress of South Trade Unions commemorate the 07th anniversary of the tragic events of Marikana that took place between 10 August 2012 – 20 September 2012 and led to 44 mineworkers losing their lives. The Marikana tragedy stands as a shameful symbol of how the post-1994 democratic system has failed the mineworkers. The Marikana […]

SAEPU calls on community members to stop attacking EMS personnel

The South African Emergency Personnel’s Union (SAEPU) calls on community members to stop attacking EMS personnel and work with law enforcement by sharing information of culprits who made it their day to day duties to attack paramedics. We have learnt with shock yet another unfortunate incident of paramedics attack. Today at around 00:00 a crew […]