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COSATU MPUMALANGA MOURNS THE PASSING ON OF EMALAHLENI EXECUTIVE MAYOR COMRADE LINAH MALATJIE AND HUSBAND

The Congress of South African Trade Unions joins many South Africans, comrades and the broader working class and workers in particular to mourn the tragic death of one of its finest leaders who had served the congress movement with humility and distinction and for the most part of her life.  Comrade Linah Malatjie had served the Congress movement during her early days after having qualified as […]

COSATU’s 36 Anniversary statement 

COSATU’s 36 Anniversary statement    01 December 2021  The Congress of South African Trade Unions is celebrating its 36th Anniversary today and we salute all our members and former leaders past and present for their contribution to building the federation.   This anniversary offers us an opportunity to reflect on a 36-year journey that has been full of […]

COSATU supports the strike action by SACCAWU members at Massmart Group

COSATU supports the strike action by SACCAWU members at Massmart Group   19 November 2021   The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) fully supports the strike action by our affiliated union South African Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers Union (SACCAWU) at the Massmart Group.  This is a protected strike that starts today Friday, the 19th of November 2021. The declaration […]

COSATU welcomes President’s signing of the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Act into law 

 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) welcomes the President’s signing of the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Act into law after being delayed for many years. It is critical that government and the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) ensure its provisions are now implemented.  The Federation welcomes the PSIRA Act’s provisions seeking to […]

The four trade unions – AMCU, NUM SOLIDARITY and UASA – will this coming Friday co-host a joint press conference to pronounce on way forward concerning the latest Sibanye-Stillwaters’ refusal to meet workers wage demands

The four unions (AMCU,NUM,SOLIDARITY AND UASA) are united in their view that Sibanye-Stillwater should accede to workers’ demand of an increase of R1500 per year for the next three years. Alternatively, Sibanye-Stillwater should benchmark their offer on the recent wage agreement signed with Harmony Gold.  DETAILS OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE ARE AS FOLLOWS:  Venue: Birchwood […]

POPCRU Central Executive Committee statement

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) held a successful 2-day Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting from the 23rd to 24th of September 2021 under the theme “30 years of Working Class Consciousness, Defending Workers Rights and Building a Self-Sustainable Union”. This CEC meeting was also convened strict Covid-19 protocols; wherein proportional delegates from across our 9 provinces […]

SAMWU concludes municipal salary and wage negotiations

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) has on the 15th of September, concluded the long-overdue salary and wage negotiations for the country’s municipal workers across the country’s 257 municipalities who are represented by the employer body, the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) in the South African Local Government Bargaining Council (SALGBC).  Salary and […]