Category: Affiliates Statement

SAMWU vindicated by Labour Court, postpones strike at Rand Water

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) today appeared as a responded in the Labour Court, Johannesburg following attempts by the employer, Rand Water intended interdicting the protected strike that the union had embarked on. SAMWU took a painful decision to embark on a protracted indefinite protected strike after the employer unilaterally changed the conditions […]

SAMWU to go on strike at Rand Water

 Members of the South African Municipal Worker’s Union (SAMWU) and workers at Rand Water will be embarking on an indefinite protected strike action from Wednesday 21 April 2021.   Rand Water is a bulk water supply utility responsible for supplying bulk water to municipalities and industries in Gauteng, North West Mpumalanga and Free State provinces.   This […]

POPCRU on the state of unabsorbed DCS learners

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) is overly concerned over the delayed absorption of over 2000 Department of Correctional Centre (DCS) learners who continue to remain idle and isolated after having competently concluded their learnership training programs. We have since October 2020 learned of the looming rumours around the non-renewal of their contracts, […]

POPCRU refutes allegations of divisions within COSATU

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) finds it regrettable and unfortunate the misleading claim, made in the Sunday World newspaper on the 12th of April 2021, which purports the Special COSATU Central Executive Committee meeting which took place between the 6th and 7th of April 2021 as characterised as a battlefield wherein affiliates […]

SADTU STATEMENT ON THE PASSING ON OF EDUCATION ACTIVIST, GRAEME BLOCH

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) wishes to express its sincere condolences to the friends and family of struggle and education activist, Graeme Bloch. He passed away earlier today. SADTU will remember Bloch as a fighter for the principles the Union also stands for – a non-racial, non-sexist and unitary quality public education system […]

SACTWU CONCLUDES WAGE NEGOTIATIONS FOR WOVEN COTTON TEXTILE SECTOR

The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has concluded its outstanding wage negotiations for the Woven Cotton textile sub-sector. The agreement was sucessfully concluded yesterday, under the auspices of the National Textile Bargaining Council. SACTWU members in this sub-sector will receive a 5.5% wage increase, with effect from 1 March 2021. The […]

SACTWU CONCLUDES COVID-19 VACCINE ROLLOUT CAMPAIGN FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT

The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has concluded South Africa’s first ever COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Campaign Industry Framework Agreement.  It covers the domestic clothing industry.  This Framework Agreement was negotiated under the auspices of the National Bargaining Council for the Clothing Manufacturing Industry of South Africa. It was adopted by a […]

SABC ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSING

Communication Workers Union (CWU) rebukes a statement issued by the SABC indicating that the disruption of several radio platforms at the institution is blamed on power cuts. The statement was issued yesterday following       disruptions that led to a series of broadcasting disarray. CWU believes that the statement by the SABC management is aimed at watering […]

Update on the 2021-22 round of wage negotiations of public sector workers

The Joint Mandating Committee (JMC) of the public sector trade unions (DENOSA, NEHAWU, PAWUSA, POPCRU, SADTU, SAEPU, and SAMATU) organised under COSATU, who command the majority at the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) wish to update its members on the state of affairs around the on-going salary negotiation in the public service. The collective […]

NUM PRESS STATEMENT

1.            Introduction The National Union of Mineworkers convened its National Collective Bargaining Conference on the 25th -26th March 2021 .The conference was convened virtually to comply with the Covid-19 protocols. Thus we have called this press conference to articulate some and not all of the interventions made by the delegates as we move towards wage […]

SAMWU formally submits salary and wage negotiations

 The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) has on the 29th March 2021, formally submitted its salary and wage negotiations demands at the South African Local Government Bargaining Council (SALGBC).   The SALGBC is a platform wherein trade unions and municipal representatives being the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) negotiate salary and wages for workers […]

SADTU POST NEC STATEMENT

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) – the highest decision-making body between congresses, convened a two-day ordinary virtual meeting from 29 to 30 March 2021. The meeting was the first since schools officially opened for the 2021 academic year. Some of the issues the NEC deliberated on included organisational, […]

NEHAWU STATEMENT OF THE 7TH PLENARY SESSION OF ITS 11TH NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) convened its 7th plenary session of National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the 11th National Congress on the 30th – 31st March 2021. The NEC considered the international context, national political and socio-economic situations including organisational assessment in particular matters affecting our members and the working class in general. The meeting took […]