COSATU welcomes the Optimum Coal Mine High Court ruling

09 February 2024 The Congress of South African Trade Unions(COSATU) in Mpumalanga welcomes the Pretoria High Court’s approval of a settlement order that will allow the Optimum Coal Mine to exit business rescue and begin the process of rebuilding the mine. A joint approach by Optimum Coal Mine and its employees, the National Prosecuting Authority […]

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU)’s statement on the State of the Nation Address (SONA).

COSATU welcomes the progressive commitments announced in the State of the Nation Address presented by President Cyril Ramaphosa to Parliament and the nation today and its accounting for the work done by the 6th administration as we head towards the upcoming elections.  President Ramaphosa’s tasks have been the most difficult of any President since our democratic […]

COSATU Mpumalanga notes the developments in the Lily Mine tragedy

08 February 2024 The Congress of South African Trade Unions(COSATU) in Mpumalanga notes the latest developments in the Lilly Mine tragedy. Eight years after the disaster that occurred on the 5th of February 2016, the Federation still mourns and remembers the three (3) employees namely: Pretty Nkambule, Solomon Nyirenda and Yvonne Mnisi who lost their lives. […]

NEHAWU RESPONSE TO THE STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS    

Thursday February 08, 2024 The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] recognises the significance of today’s State of the Nation Address [SONA], this marks the final SONA of the sixth administration under the leadership of President Cyril Ramaphosa. The President used the theme “Leave no one behind” in his 2024 Five-Year Review and today, […]

COSATU fully supports the decision by the Competition Commission to appeal the court judgement dismissing its findings that domestic and foreign banks actively manipulated the value of the Rand

07 February 2024 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) fully supports the decision by the Competition Commission to appeal the bewildering court judgement dismissing the Commission’s alarming findings that domestic and foreign banks actively manipulated the value of the Rand. The Federation was deeply angered by the shocking findings by the Competition Commission […]

SADTU KZN MEDIA STATEMENT: WE MUST BRACE OURSELVES FOR ANOTHER NSNP CRISIS IN KZN

07 February 2024 The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) has learned with shock about the Provincial Department of Education’s intention to terminate the employment of 27 employees working as Deputy Directors, Assistant Directors, Administration Clerks in the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) of which 18 are based at the Provincial Education Department’s Head Office […]

COSATU presented its submission on the Electoral Matters Amendment Bill to Parliament today

06 February 2024 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) presented its submission on the Electoral Matters Amendment Bill to Parliament’s Portfolio Committee: Home Affairs and Select Committee: Security and Justice today. Whilst COSATU welcomes the overall thrust of the Bill, including its amendments recognising independent candidates contesting national and provincial elections as necessitated […]

NEHAWU CALLS ON THE NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO FULLY IMPLEMENT THE HUMAN RESOURCE STRATEGY FOR HEALTH TO MITIGATE THE SHORTAGE OF HEALTH PERSONNEL   

Tuesday February 06, 2024 The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] calls on the National Department of Health to fully implement the Human Resource Strategy for Health to mitigate the challenges of shortage of health personnel in the Healthcare System. This must be done together with the implementation of the Commission on Health Employment and […]

COSATU State of the Nation Address Expectations statement

06 February 2024 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and workers across the nation have high expectations for the State of the Nation Address (SONA) that will be presented by President Cyril Ramaphosa to Parliament on 8 February. The challenges facing workers, society, the economy and the nation are immense.  The nation is […]

COSATU will present its submission on the Electoral Matters Amendment Bill to Parliament on Tuesday, 06 February 2024

05 February 2024 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) will present its submissions on the Electoral Matters Amendment Bill to Parliament’s Portfolio Committee: Home Affairs and Select Committee: Security and Justice from 09h00 on Tuesday, 06 February 2024 (virtual hearings). Issued by COSATU For further information please contact:Matthew ParksActing National Spokesperson & Parliamentary CoordinatorCell: 082 […]

COSATU Gauteng is deeply concerned about Ekurhuleni and Tshwane municipalities’ lack of financial transparency and accountability.

05 February 2024 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) in Gauteng is deeply concerned about the recent notice issued by the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) regarding the failure of the Ekurhuleni Municipality and Tshwane Municipality to submit their annual financial statements. This non-compliance and lack of financial transparency raises significant questions about accountability […]