Media Monitor-5 August 2022. all that is out there on labour and workers news.

(Video) COSATU March-Unions lead march to Parliament over escalating food prices (Video) COSATU March-Cele addresses lack of police resources COSATU protesters chase away govt officials during march against Cape Flats crime COSATU public sector unions, Nxesi meet in bid to prevent deadlock over wages Public sector employees reject government’s latest wage offer SAMWU protests against […]

COSATU notes the release of Treasury’s two pot pension and savings reforms proposal (Revenue Laws Amendment Bill)

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) notes the release of Treasury’s two pot pension and savings reforms proposal (Revenue Laws Amendment Bill). The Federation welcomes the overall objective of the Bill in response to COSATU’s 2020 demand for financially struggling workers to be allowed to access when needed, limited portions of their pension […]

COSATU North West to conclude Mandela Month activities tomorrow

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) in the North West province will end the Federation’s Mandela month programme by visiting the North West School of the Deaf in Leeudoringstad on Friday, 29 July 2022. Led by COSATU’s provincial gender structurer, Provincial Office Bearers, sub-structures and officials will play their part by cleaning the […]

COSATU statement on government’s additional measures to overcome loadshedding as announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has noted President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of additional measures to overcome loadshedding. The ongoing loadshedding is unsustainable for an economy with a 46% unemployment rate. The Federation hopes that the announced interventions will help resolve our loadshedding crisis. We still need more details including figures and timeframes because […]


The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union, the biggest union in the education and public service sector, in collaboration with the National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT) and UNICEF South Africa, are on a campaign to protect schools’ infrastructure. This collaboration stems from SADTU’s “I AM A SCHOOL FAN” campaign intended to mobilise all stakeholders which include […]

COSATU wishes NUMSA a united and successful 11th National Congress

The Congress of South African Trade Unions wishes the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) a successful and productive 11th National Congress at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, in Cape Town, starting today.    The Federation wishes all delegates constructive deliberations geared towards uniting the organisation, and also fostering solidarity amongst the working […]

COSATU Free State files LRA Section 77 notice with NEDLAC on electricity and water supply in Maluti-A-Phofung Municipality

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in the Free State has filed the Labour Relations Act Section 77 Notice with the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC) on the lack of water and electricity supply in Maluti-A-Phofung Municipality. The section provides for a notice in the labour relations which declares the intention to […]