Category: Cosatu

COSATU strongly condemns violent attacks against protesting students, workers and citizens in Swaziland

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) denounces and condemns the murderous Mswati Regime in Swaziland for unleashing violence and brutally oppressing workers and students who are standing up for their rights and demanding justice for the two lawmakers arrested during protests earlier this year    Swaziland has become a police state that brutalises its […]

COSATU mourns the passing of revolutionary Swazi unionist– Comrade Vincent Ncongwane

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is deeply saddened by the passing of the former General Secretary of the then Swaziland Federation of Labour, Comrade Vincent Ncongwane, on Thursday, the 7th of October 2021. Ncongwane played a major role in the formation of the Labour Coordinating Council, which was the coordinating body of the two national labour centres (Swaziland Federation of Labour and […]

COSATU statement on the upcoming Socio-economic strike on Thursday

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is finalising and intensifying its national mobilisation efforts in the build-up to the upcoming socio-economic national strike set to take place on Thursday, the 07th of October 2021- the Global Day for Decent Work.   The Federation is issuing a call to all workers and South Africans to join the strike on Thursday. […]

COSATU urges all workers and South Africans to support the national Vooma Vaccine weekend starting tomorrow

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) urges all workers and their families to support the national Vooma vaccine weekend Friday 1st – Saturday 2nd October 2021. This is a national campaign that will take place at vaccination sites in all municipalities across the country.  Currently, there are over 87 000 South Africans who have succumbed to […]

COSATU statement on the President Ramaphosa’s decision to move the country to COVID-19 Alert Lockdown Level 2

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) notes President Ramaphosa’s decision to move the country to COVID-19 Alert Lockdown Level 2 and the various updates in the fight against Covid-19. The Federation calls upon all South Africans to continue to abide by the various health and safety measures, in particular wearing masks, sanitising, social distancing […]