Category: Cosatu

COSATU KZN congratulates NEHAWU for convening a successful and fruitful Provincial Congress

 COSATU in the Province of KwaZulu Natal congratulates NEHAWU in the Province for convening a very successful, fruitful, and united Provincial Congress. The three-day Congress was held under the theme “Strengthen Workplace Organization, Deepen Class Consciousness and Advance Internationalism”, from the 6th – 8th April 2021.  The Federation was inspired by the high discipline and comradely spirit displayed by […]

COSATU to present its submission in support of the Employment Equity Amendment Bill to Parliament today

 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) will present its submission in support of the Employment Equity Amendment Bill to Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Employment and Labour today, 13 April 2021. The Employment Equity Amendment (EEA) Bill provides badly needed interventions to strengthen the government’s ability to hold employers accountable for their role and […]

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 […]

COSATU Special CEC Statement

Congress of South African Trade Unions convened a Special Central Executive Committee meeting to discuss COSATU’s perspective and approach to the upcoming Local Government Elections in the light of the serious crisis faced by workers as a result of the deepening crisis of capitalism and the intensification of austerity attacks on the working and living […]

COSATU two-day Special CEC Meeting starting tomorrow

The Congress of South African Trade Unions will convene a two-day Special Central Executive Committee [CEC] meeting, starting tomorrow Tuesday,06 -07 April 2021, to discuss COSATU’s perspective and approach to the upcoming Local Government Elections. This will be followed up by a standard media briefing to communicate the outcomes of the meeting. The details of […]

COSATU Notes President’s announcement of additional measures to combat the Covid-19 Pandemic

 COSATU notes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of additional measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic over the Easter period, South Africa’s second most important holiday and a moment for families to gather.  Vaccines  The government’s vaccine rollout plan, remains exactly that, a plan.  Four months into 2021, only 250 000 people have been vaccinated.  The government has […]

COSATU statement on the faltering COVID-19 Vaccination programme

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has noted with concern the government’s mismanagement of the vaccination programme. The failure to meet the expected targets that were set by the government itself will have deadly consequences. The promises and commitments by the government are starting to sound hollow. The nation was told that about 1,5 […]

COSATU Human Rights Day statement

The Congress of South African Trade Unions wishes all workers and South Africans a wonderful Human Rights Day. This is a significant day that reminds us of the journey we have traveled and the sacrifices that have been made to ensure that people’s rights are respected and protected under the law in this country. On […]