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COSATU Central Executive Committee statement -May 2022

Introduction The Central Executive Committee met in its normal session from the 23rd -25th of May 2022.The meeting took note of the continuing job losses that have worsened our rate of unemployment and the twin problems of electricity cuts, and the fuel price hikes that are raising the cost of living for workers. The meeting […]

COSATU to hold its ordinary CEC meeting Monday next week  

The Congress of South African Trade Unions will convene its ordinary three-day Central Executive Committee [CEC] meeting from the 23th-25th of May 2022 to discuss organisational, political and socio-economic issues affecting workers and the working class in general. The meeting will be followed by the usual media briefing to communicate the meeting outcomes: The details of […]

NEHAWU IS ANGERED AND DISAPPOINTED BY UNISA’S DECISION TO TERMINATE EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT OF OUR SHOPSTEWARDS

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] is angered and highly disappointed by the decision of the Vice-Chancellor and Management of University of South Africa (UNISA) to terminate unlawfully the employment contract of our shop stewards. It is clear to us that the dismissal of our shop stewards was predetermined by the Vice-Chancellor […]

SACTWU members at Orange Grove set to march

We refer to our media alerts of earlier this week, one advising of the postponement of our Orange Grove march. We advise that the march is now scheduled for tomorrow, as follows: On Friday 1st  April 2022, hundreds of SACTWU members employed at Orange Grove Farm will take to the streets in pursuit of their […]

COSATU Presented its submission on the Division of Revenue Bill to Parliament today

 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) presented its submission on the Division of Revenue Bill to Parliament’s Select Committee: Appropriations today. The Division of Revenue Bill provides for the allocation of funds to provincial and local governments. These constitute 51% of the national government revenue. COSATU welcomes some of the positive allocations within […]

COSATU presented its submission on the Electoral Amendment Bill to Parliament on 1 March 2022

01 March 2022 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) presented its submission on the Electoral Amendment Bill to Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on 1 March 2022. In 2020, the Constitutional Court directed Parliament to amend the electoral laws to enable independent candidates to contest national and provincial elections.  The Electoral Amendment […]

All-systems go for POPCRU Provincial Congresses

 The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) provincial structures will be holding their respective provincial congresses over the period between the 14th of February and 16th of March 2022. This is in line with Clause (14) of the union’s constitution, which among others gives effect to the implementation to decisions of the National Congress (NC), […]

COSATU MPUMALANGA MOURNS THE PASSING ON OF EMALAHLENI EXECUTIVE MAYOR COMRADE LINAH MALATJIE AND HUSBAND

The Congress of South African Trade Unions joins many South Africans, comrades and the broader working class and workers in particular to mourn the tragic death of one of its finest leaders who had served the congress movement with humility and distinction and for the most part of her life.  Comrade Linah Malatjie had served the Congress movement during her early days after having qualified as […]

COSATU’s 36 Anniversary statement 

COSATU’s 36 Anniversary statement    01 December 2021  The Congress of South African Trade Unions is celebrating its 36th Anniversary today and we salute all our members and former leaders past and present for their contribution to building the federation.   This anniversary offers us an opportunity to reflect on a 36-year journey that has been full of […]