COSATU urges workers to guard against Mpox

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) warns workers to be cautious after Minister of Health, Joe Phaahla, announced the outbreak of Mpox disease in the country.  Phaala said one person had died in hospital in Tembisa on Monday after he contracted the virus that causes the disease. Three other cases have been reported […]

COSATU Western Cape is shocked by another workplace accident

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has learnt with shock and dismay about the explosion that claimed the life of one worker and seriously injured two others at the Nova Feeds premises in Malmesbury.  The explosion happened on Monday just after 3pm. COSATU sends its heartfelt condolences to the families and the colleagues […]

COSATU President Zingiswa Losi Elected as Governing Body Member of the International Labour Organisation and 11th International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is proud to announce the election of our President, Zingiswa Losi, as a governing body member of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for the years 2024-2027. This achievement highlights COSATU’s commitment to advancing workers’ rights and our role in the global labour movement. The significance of this […]

COSATU GAUTENG CONCERNED ABOUT NPO BUDGET CUTS

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) in Gauteng is deeply concerned about the potential closure of non-profit organisations (NPOs) and resultant job losses due to funding cuts. This comes after NPOs expressed their distress as the Department of Social Development, without proper consultation or notice, cut funding to the majority of NPOs in the […]

COSATU SUPPORTS THE STRIKE BY SATAWU MEMBERS AT G4S

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) supports the strike at G4S Cash Solutions by members of our affiliate, the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU). The strike started on Friday and is set to disrupt the collection and distribution of money across the country. Workers have downed tools because SATAWU and […]

COSATU statement on the ANC’s Government of National Unity announcement

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) notes our ally, the African National Congress (ANC)’s announcement of its intention to establish a Government of National Unity (GNU). COSATU has been undertaking internal consultations on the Federation’s proposals on how the 7th administration led by President Cyril Ramaphosa and the ANC should be constituted.  We look […]

COSATU DISCOURAGED BY LATEST GDP FIGURES

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is disappointed by the decrease in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the first quarter of this year.  Whilst the level of growth we have experienced in recent years has been marginal, we were hopeful it would continue an upward trajectory. It is a pity that the sizable cuts […]

COSATU statement on the successful holding of our 7th democratic national and provincial elections

The Congress of South African Trade Unions congratulates all South Africans who contributed to the successful holding of our 7th democratic elections.  We applaud the tireless efforts of the staff of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), the South African Police Service (SAPS), the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), Home Affairs, the media fraternity and countless […]

COSATU celebrates President Cyril Ramaphosa’s historic signing of the Revenue Laws Amendment Bill (Two Pot Pension Reforms)

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) celebrates President Cyril Ramaphosa’s historic signing of the Revenue Laws Amendment (RLA) Bill, one of two progressive amendment bills that will enable the long sought Two Pot Pension Reforms to take place on 1 September 2024.  The other Bill, the Pension Funds Amendment (PFA) Bill, has been […]

Electoral voting venues of COSATU leaders on 29 May 2024

Leaders of the Congress of South African Trade Unions(COSATU) will join millions of South Africans when casting their votes tomorrow, the 29th of May 2024. The National Office Bearers of COSATU will exercise their long-fought right at their registered voting stations. COSATU is confident that the past weeks of vigorous campaigning will bear fruit and culminate […]

COSATU condemns Employers Criminal Attempts to Prevent Workers from Voting

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) condemns in the strongest possible terms employers attempting to prevent workers from voting tomorrow.  This is criminal sabotage of workers’ constitutional right to vote. We are alarmed by reports of thousands of workers being threatened with lost wages, disciplinary action, victimisation and dismissals by employers attempting to […]