NEHAWU supports the call for heads to roll following deterioration of ESKOM

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] is fully supportive of the sentiments expressed by our federation, the Congress of South African Trade Unions [COSATU] for heads to roll following the deterioration of Eskom and claims that President Cyril Ramaphosa was intentionally misled on loadshedding. When the Thuma Mina campaign was launched it […]

NEHAWU statement on the 2019 matric results

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] welcomes the 2019 National Senior Certificate [Matric] results as announced by the Department of Basic Education this evening. We congratulate all learners, their families, school governing bodies and all other relevant stakeholders for their collective effort to ensure improvement in the matric results. We also congratulate […]

COSATU Gauteng statement on the 2019 Matric results

COSATU in Gauteng welcomes the 2019 matric results and congratulate the class of Gauteng of 2019. We salute the teachers, trade unions, public service staff and parents who worked hard to achieve the goal as articulated by MEC Panyaza Lesufi. We also congratulate the districts that made it to the top ten nationally as well […]

DENOSA Congratulates 2019 matriculants and urges them to be careful of bogus colleges as they seek tertiary education opportunities

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) congratulates the 2019 matriculants for passing their Matric exams with a higher rate. Also, we congratulate the teachers for their dedication as well as the Department of Education for the support that it provided to teachers. In particular, DENOSA congratulates children of nurses who were amongst those […]

Happy 108th Anniversary to the African National Congress

The Congress of South African Trade Unions wishes the African National Congress a happy 108th Anniversary. We congratulate the ANC for reaching this milestone and we hope that there will many more to come. This anniversary comes after eight years since the 53rd ANC Mangaung Conference first dealt with the acute symptoms of organisational degeneration that were already evident. […]

COSATU congratulates the Class of 2019

The Congress of South African Trade Unions congratulates all Grade 12 learners who passed their 2019 final examinations. We commiserate with all those who failed and urge them not to give up but to try again in 2020. The federation is pleased that the national pass rate has seen a modest improvement by 3.1% from […]

COSATU mourns the death of Ntate Richard Maponya

The Congress of South African Trade Unions joins millions of South Africans to mourn the death of legendary businessman and pioneer Ntate Richard Maponya. We send our heartfelt condolences to his family and his friends. Ntate Richard Maponya was a formidable visionary who embarrassed the apartheid regime by disproving its theories about the capacity of […]

COSATU welcomes the implementation of paid parental leave from 1 January 2020

COSATU welcomes the enactment from Wednesday 1 January 2020, of paid parental leave for parents of newborn children.  This is a historic and long-fought for victory for workers, parents, children, and families across South Africa. This is now an Act of Parliament, assented by the President and promulgated.  It is not a matter of negotiations or concessions by employers, but it is a law.  Employers […]

COSATU’s End-of-Year Statement for 2019

The Congress of South African Trade Unions wishes its members and the workers in general a restful and happy holiday season followed by a positive and a happy new year. We wish all those travelling on trains, planes and on the roads, a safe journey. We also caution them against abusing alcohol and needless expenditure […]