Corona Virus (COVID-19): All you need to know

Let us fight the spread of Corona Virus (COVID-19) together. As common practice, persons directly exposed to the virus are advised to undergo a process of self-quarantine for 14 days. We urge workers and all South Africans to regularly wash their hands for at least 20 seconds with an alcohol-based detergent, avoid unnecessary travel and […]

SAMWU concludes salary and wage agreement with waterboards

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) has signed a salary and wage collective agreement with the county’s waterboards in the Amanzi Bargaining Council (ABC). Parties in the ABC includes unions and the South African Association of Water Utilities which represents Rand Water, Sedibeng Water, Lepelle Northern Water, Magallies Water, Amatola Water, Umhlathuze Water, Umgeni […]

NEHAWU SIGNS AN INSOURCING AGREEMENT OF CLEANERS AT SARS

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] has finally signed an agreement with the South African Revenue Services [SARS] to insource over 769 Cleaners. These workers will be permanently employed by SARS as of the 1st November 2020 with benefits. This victory of the national union comes after protracted engagements that have been […]

COSATU’s response to the 2020/21 Mid-Term Budget Policy Statement

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has noted the government’s 2020/21 Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement tabled by the Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni in parliament today. While there are some positive policy proposals, the federation does not believe that the policy statement is bold and imaginative enough to extricate this economy from the doldrums […]

SADTU STATEMENT FOLLOWING THE MEDIUM TERM BUDGET POLICY STATEMENT

The MTBPS is a slap in the face to public servants including educators The Medium Term Budget Policy Statement delivered by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has left SADTU, the largest union in the education and public service sector with no joy. It is a slap in the face to hard working educators and public servants. […]

NEHAWU RESPONSE TO THE 2020/21 MEDIUM TERM BUDGET POLICY STATEMENT

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] notes the tabling of the 2020/21 Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement by the Minister of Finance, Mr Tito Mboweni. The delivery of the budget comes on the heels of the delivery of the economic reconstruction and recovery plan by President Cyril Ramaphosa on the 15th October 2020. […]

POST-NUM NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING MEDIA STATEMENT

The National Executive Committee of the National Union of Mineworkers met on 22 October 2020 and, amongst others, deliberated on the following; 1. RECOGNITION OF JAMES MOTLATSI AND ELIJAH BARAYI The NEC noted that the University of South Africa will be conferring honorary doctorates to comrade James Motlatsi and posthumously to comrade Elijah Barayi. These […]

NEHAWU KZN to deliver memorandum of demands at UniZulu on Thursday at 10am

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] in KwaZulu-Natal will deliver a memorandum of demands at the University of Zululand on Thursday in relation to issues that badly affects both its members and students.  The memorandum will be delivered to the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, who we believe […]

SAEPU calls on EMS personnel in Limpopo to support Comrade Maluleke in the case against the white man who attacked him while on duty

The South African Emergency Personnel’s Union (SAEPU) calls on EMS personnel in Limpopo to support Comrade Maluleke in the case against a white man who attacked him while on duty. On the 14 October 2020 Cde Maluleke was driving from Musina transporting   patients to Tshilidzini and Elim hospitals when the culprit assaulted and sprayed pepper […]

COSATU supports Nigeria’s fight against police brutality

 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), representing approximately 1,5 million working people in South Africa is disturbed by the recent violence and brutalisation of ordinary people in Nigeria where protesters in the most populous country in Africa, have been demanding that the government disband a rogue police unit called the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, […]

NSFAS and NEHAWU sign Wage Agreement to end strike

A two-week-long strike by National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) members from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has come to an end, subsequent to both parties having reached and signed wage negotiation agreement on Monday, October 19, 2020.  The two-week long strike started on October 05, 2020 at the NSFAS head […]

NEHAWU suspends strike at NSFAS

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] has reached an agreement with the National Student Financial Aid Scheme [NSFAS] to suspend a 8 days long strike which was as a result of a wage deadlock. The strike is suspended pending full implementation of the settlement agreement. After marathon negotiations we were able to […]