Category: Affiliates

NUM welcomes the Companies Amendment Bill

NUM welcomes the Companies Amendment Bill The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) welcomes the Companies Bill, we commend the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition for making strides to ensure the companies recognize and formalize the stakeholder participation. Minister Ebrahim Patel introduced the Companies’ Amendment Bill published in the government gazette number 45250, notice 586 […]

COSATU welcomes the government’s support for local cement suppliers

13 October 2021  The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) welcomes the National Treasury’s instruction to all government departments, entities, State-Owned Enterprises, and municipalities that they may only purchase locally produced cement. This is a demand the Federation has repeatedly made with the government and private industries.     This forms part of the core […]

South African Post Office workers lives matter

Communication Workers Union (CWU) is saddened by the brutal murder of a South African Post Office worker in Sebokeng Post Office (Retail Office) which transpired last week Thursday on the 9th of September 2021. A 34 year old man; Isaiah  Motsapi who was a teller in the Post Office was shot dead at the robbery where  R200 […]

NUM in the Free State region strongly condemns gender-based violence and sexual harassment of black women taking place at Phakisa Mine based on racial prejudice

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in the Free State Region is dismayed and upset by the series of disheartening events which seem to take place year in and year out without ceasing at Phakisa Mine in the Free State Region. Phakisa Mine is an operation owned by Harmony Gold. These events are a clear […]

Nedlac Labour School Statement

Organised Labour represented by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), National Congress of Trade Unions (NACTU) and the Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) held their mid-year Nedlac Organised Labour School to assess progress on the implementation of key policy interventions to spur economic growth, save and create jobs, and provide relief […]

POPCRU on the Quarterly Crime Statistics

POPCRU on the Quarterly Crime Statistics The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) has noted the recently released quarterly crime statistics for the period covering the 1st of April to the 30th of June 2021 by the South African Police Service (SAPS). The union also noted that under the period in review, our country was ravaged […]


The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM)  wishes the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) all the best as it is celebrating its 35th anniversary. The history of COSATU in itself is the history of the struggle against the apartheid regime and its unjust labour practices. COSATU was launched on 1 December 1985, at the […]


The government has failed to present ‘exhaustive evidence’ to show it cannot afford wage increases for its employees; lawyers for three COSATU affiliatedpublic-sector unions are arguing in papers before the Labour Appeal Court. The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU), the Democratic Nursing Association of South Africa (DENOSA) and the Police and Prison Civil Rights […]

COSATU supports the NEHAWU Community Healthcare Workers Strike

The Congress of South African Trade Unions fully support the upcoming NEHAWU Community Healthcare Workers’ national strike, starting tomorrow-11 November 2020. We agree and fully support NEHAWU’s push for all CHWs to be permanently employed and for their working conditions to be improved. This issue of campaigning in support of all vulnerable workers is a […]

DENOSA KZN statement on continuing tactics by government to effect salary increase and poor quality of PPE given to nurses in the province

DENOSA in KwaZulu-Natal is disappointed and angry about the stunt by government of delaying tactics when it comes to the dispute declared by unions on the salary increase which was due this year in April, but till now nurses have not received their salary increase. The principle of increasing salaries is informed by the annual […]