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COSATU congratulates President Cyril Ramaphosa on his second term

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) congratulates President Cyril Ramaphosa on his inauguration for a second term as head of state of South Africa. Admittedly, this was a difficult election for our Alliance Partners, the African National Congress (ANC), the South African Communist Party (SACP) and ourselves, however, we are grateful that millions of ordinary […]

COSATU Calls on GNU to do More for Youth

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) pays homage to the youth of 1976, who by taking to the streets energised the struggle against the oppressive apartheid regime and sparked a chain of events that ultimately led to the dawn of democracy. Once again, this year’s Youth Day finds us at a crossroad. Disappointingly, […]

COSATU Rejects Mercedes Benz SA Planned Job Cuts

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) calls on unions in the automotive sector to wage a relentless battle in defence of workers’ jobs after Mercedes Benz South Africa (MBSA) announced its plans to cut hundreds of jobs.  With a 41.9% unemployment rate, we cannot afford to lose a single job.  This will have […]

COSATU in the Free State welcomes the new Legislature

Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) Free State wishes to extend its congratulations to our alliance partner the African National Congress for attaining the majority vote in Free State province. The Federation acknowledges that this election was not an easy one for the alliance. Special thanks to the Free State voters for returning the ANC to […]

COSATU Mpumalanga congratulates the ANC Provincial Chairperson comrade Mandla Ndlovu on his appointment as the new Premier of Mpumalanga province

The Congress of South African Trade Unions join millions of Mpumalanga citizens in congratulating comrade Mandla Ndlovu, the ANC Provincial Chairperson, in his appointment as the Premier of Mpumalanga.    Comrade Mandla has demonstrated exceptional ability to advance the unity and cohesion of the alliance and structures of the federation within the province. He has also […]

COSATU welcomes the re-election of President Ramaphosa, the election of the Premiers and Presiding Officers, and the convening of Parliament and the Provincial Legislatures

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) welcomes the re-election of President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, the election of the Premiers and Presiding Officers, and the convening of Parliament and the Provincial Legislatures.  We congratulate our allies, the African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) for a well-run election campaign under […]

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 at the 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 […]