COSATU Four-Day Central Committee meeting next week(20-23 September 2021)

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) will convene its 7th Central Committee Meeting to be held virtually on a Zoom Platform between the 20th -23rd of September 2021. The meeting will be convened to assess the progress that has been made in implementing the outcomes of the federation’s 13th National Congress, and to review and adjust our tactics and strategies to deal with the contemporary challenges in the buildup to […]

NEHAWU wishes COSATU a successful 7th Central Committee

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] wishes its federation, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), a successful 7th Central Committee [CC] which will be convened from the 20th until the 23rd September 2021. The CC is convened under the theme “Deepen the Back to Basics Campaign, Consolidate the struggle for […]

CWU and MUSTEK concludes 12 months of a longstanding dispute

Communication Workers Union (CWU) today (16th of September 2021) concludes 12 months while being at loggerheads with the ruthless and racist employer MUSTEK. On the 16th of September 2020, the union embarked on strike action against MUSTEK after a long dispute over the salary and substantive issues. The company refused to bargain indicating that it […]

SAMWU concludes municipal salary and wage negotiations

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) has on the 15th of September, concluded the long-overdue salary and wage negotiations for the country’s municipal workers across the country’s 257 municipalities who are represented by the employer body, the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) in the South African Local Government Bargaining Council (SALGBC).  Salary and […]

South African Post Office workers lives matter

Communication Workers Union (CWU) is saddened by the brutal murder of a South African Post Office worker in Sebokeng Post Office (Retail Office) which transpired last week Thursday on the 9th of September 2021. A 34 year old man; Isaiah  Motsapi who was a teller in the Post Office was shot dead at the robbery where  R200 […]

COSATU statement on the President Ramaphosa’s decision to move the country to COVID-19 Alert Lockdown Level 2

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) notes President Ramaphosa’s decision to move the country to COVID-19 Alert Lockdown Level 2 and the various updates in the fight against Covid-19. The Federation calls upon all South Africans to continue to abide by the various health and safety measures, in particular wearing masks, sanitising, social distancing […]

COSATU welcomes National Assembly’s adoption of Financial Sector Laws Amendment Bill

 COSATU welcomes National Assembly’s adoption of Financial Sector Laws Amendment Bill.  This is a critical, progressive, and long overdue amendment of our financial sector legislation. It will protect depositors and workers, government, the financial sector, and the economy from reckless behaviour in the banking sector.  When banks collapse it is workers, pensioners, and depositors whose monies […]

COSATU salutes its members for showing overwhelming support for the struggle for democracy in Swaziland

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) salutes its members and South Africans in general who overwhelmingly supported our campaign in support of the struggle for democracy in Swaziland. Today, the Federation organised blockades in various border posts ,going in and out, of Swaziland to show solidarity for the people of Swaziland and support their […]