COSATU welcomes the government’s support for local cement suppliers

13 October 2021  The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) welcomes the National Treasury’s instruction to all government departments, entities, State-Owned Enterprises, and municipalities that they may only purchase locally produced cement. This is a demand the Federation has repeatedly made with the government and private industries.     This forms part of the core […]

COSATU mourns the passing of revolutionary Swazi unionist– Comrade Vincent Ncongwane

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is deeply saddened by the passing of the former General Secretary of the then Swaziland Federation of Labour, Comrade Vincent Ncongwane, on Thursday, the 7th of October 2021. Ncongwane played a major role in the formation of the Labour Coordinating Council, which was the coordinating body of the two national labour centres (Swaziland Federation of Labour and […]

ITUC-Africa Statement on the Occasion of World Day for Decent Work 2021: Putting decent work at the heart of Africa’s social and economic development policies

The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation(ITUC-Africa strongly affirms that decent work sums up theaspirations of people in their working lives. It involves opportunities for work that isproductive and delivers a fair income, security in the workplace and social protection forfamilies, better prospects for personal development and social integration, freedom forpeople […]

POPCRU supports the upcoming COSATU National Day of Action

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) supports the upcoming COSATU socio-economic national strike set to take place tomorrow, the 7th of October 2021, which will be taking place under strict Covid-19 restrictions as part of the Global Day for Decent Work activities. POPCRU encourages its members who will be off-duty to join in […]

COSATU statement on the upcoming Socio-economic strike on Thursday

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is finalising and intensifying its national mobilisation efforts in the build-up to the upcoming socio-economic national strike set to take place on Thursday, the 07th of October 2021- the Global Day for Decent Work.   The Federation is issuing a call to all workers and South Africans to join the strike on Thursday. […]

SAMWU welcomes the appointment of Mxolisi Dukwana as FS COGTA MEC.

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) in the Free State notes and welcomes the appointment of Mxollisi Dukwana as a member of the Free State Provincial Legislature. We further congratulate Mr. Dukwana on his appointment as Member of Executive Council (MEC) responsible for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) which is the general overseer […]


“Teachers at the heart of education recovery” The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU), the largest union in the education and public service sectors, pays homage to all teachers, lecturers in institutions of higher learning, Early Childhood Development practitioners, education support personnel and her members in particular as the world commemorates World Teachers’ Day on […]

NEHAWU statement on WFTU 76th Anniversary

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] joins millions of workers across the world in celebrating the World Federation of Trade Unions [WFTU] International Day marking the 76th Anniversary of our international class-oriented federation. The World Federation of Trade Unions [WFTU] was established in Paris on 3 October 1945, and ever since its […]