NEHAWU supports the NHI Bill

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] welcomes the introduction of the National Health Insurance [NHI] Bill to Parliaments Portfolio Committee [PC] on Health. NEHAWU also supports the establishment of the NHI fund. We view this as a victory for struggles waged by the workers and the poor for an affordable and quality […]

SAEPU to march to the Office of the Premier in Fress State

The South African Emergency Personnel’s Union (SAEPU) will be marching against EMS management in Free State province. Workers will march to the office of the premier to submit the memorandum. The march will be addressed by SAEPU president Mpho Mpogeng and COSATU provincial leadership. Our demands include the following: Ø  Department must pay overtime from […]

COSATU calls on the Turkish government to abstain from interfering in internal affairs of the Confederation of Public Employees´ Trade Unions (KESK)

COSATU has been informed that the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services has refused to allow Mr Mehmet Bozgeyik and Ms Aysun Gezen – KESK Co-Presidents – to represent the Confederation in the upcoming collective bargaining agreement negotiations, on the grounds that they have been dismissed from the public services. Turkey has ratified International […]

COSATU welcomes the release of the NHI Bill

COSATU welcomes the release of the long-awaited NHI Bill. The National Health Insurance remains the best vehicle to usher in Universal health coverage. The NHI bill seeks to establish the NHI fund and set out its powers, functions and governance structures to provide a framework for the active purchasing of health care services by the […]

COSATU Women’s Day Statement -2019

The Congress of South African Trade Unions joins millions of South Africans to commemorate the National Women’s Day,09 August 2019. This is a day that not only reminds us of the heroic role of women in defeating apartheid and moulding a democratic South Africa but also allows us to reflect on the progress made and […]


The Congress of South African Trade Unions fully support the NEHAWU Mpumalanga Nurses Day Celebration scheduled to take place as follows:- Date: 14 August 2019 Time: 10h00 Venue: White River Community hall The event will be held under the theme” Nursing is a Unique, Scientific Dynamic Educational system which helps Nurses to Lead in shaping […]

COSATU welcomes Minister for Environmental Affairs, Forestry and Fisheries, Barbara Creecy’s decision to postpone the allocation of fishing quotas across the twelve commercial sectors

The Federation welcomes Minister for Environmental Affairs, Forestry and Fisheries, Barbara Creecy’s bold and long overdue postponement of  the allocation of fishing quotas across the twelve commercial sectors. This is a welcome and bold intervention.  It was long overdue.  For years small scale fishing communities have been neglected in the allocation process.  The Department’s entire […]

LIMUSA Rejects Short-time plans by the company Frigo Glass

Liberated Metalworkers Union of South Africa (LIMUSA) condemns the plans  by  Frigo Glass to introduce unfair short-time at all costs. The company has been in consultation with unions regarding introduction of short-time and has informed the reasons for such short-time to be reduction of orders by Coca-Cola. Upon our engagements and investigation, we have discovered […]

DENOSA KZN statement on the Budget Vote by Health MEC

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) in KwaZulu-Natal notes the Budget Vote that was presented by Health MEC in the province last week and we are especially concerned about a number of issues. 1.    Growing litigations against the Department Litigation against the department are growing at a fast pace which DENOSA has hinted to […]