Category: Affiliates

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 […]

NUM CELEBRATORY MESSAGE TO COSATU’S 35TH ANNIVERSARY

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 […]

COSATU AFFILIATED PUBLIC SERVICE UNIONS READY TO FIGHT SALARY INCREASES AT LABOUR APPEAL COURT

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 […]

Municipalities sending municipal workers to slaughterhouses

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) has noted with great concern that municipalities have been failing dismally to protect the health and safety of municipal workers, including the failure to provide them with necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required for the safe execution of their duties. This failure by municipalities has resulted in a […]

NEHAWU RESPONSE TO THE STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA ON FURTHER ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL MEASURES IN RESPONSE THE COVID-19 EPIDEMIC

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) notes the economic and social measures announced by President Ramaphosa to the nation last night. The impact of the combined global capitalist crisis and COVID-19 pandemic is likely to plunge all regions, including Africa, into recession as forecast by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In the […]

FIGHTING BACK AGAINST EMPLOYERS’ ONSLAUGHT ON OUR MEMBERS, USING COVID19 AND NATIONAL LOCKDOWN AS AN EXCUSE

SACCAWU, wish to, as we hereby do,   register her bitter observation and deep disappointment in respect of the unbecoming conduct of employers in the organized sectors, whose primary objective is to intensify class offensive strategies and disguise them as simple industrial relations matters. As we mark the commencement of the extended Lockdown in South Africa and strive […]

Limpopo Provincial Alliance statement on Covid-19

The revolutionary Alliance in Limpopo extends warm and fraternal greetings to all the people of the province. The government of the Republic has in the last two weeks introduced measures to curb the spread of the corona virus pandemic. The measures included declaring a state of disaster and recently a national lockdown. Since the outbreak […]