Category: Cosatu

COSATU International Nurse’s Day Statement

The Congress of South African Trade Unions wishes all nurses a wonderful International Nurse’s Day on this day, the 12th of May 2021 under the theme, “Nurses challenges amidst COVID-19”. The Federation salutes these courageous and compassionate workers who are the backbone of our health system. In the midst of a deadly COVID-19 pandemic, nurses […]

COSATU Eastern Cape congratulates NEHAWU Eastern Cape for holding a successful Provincial Congress

The Congress of South African trade Unions (COSATU) Eastern Cape congratulates NEHAWU Eastern Cape for hosting a successful 13th Provincial Congress during 04-06 May 2021               Deliberations and resolutions of this congress were geared towards breathing life into the theme ‘Strengthen Workplace Organization, Deepen Class Consciousness and Advance Internationalism’. The NEHAWU13th Provincial Congress resolutions reflect the […]

COSATU to present its submission on the 2021/22 Budget and MTEF: Division of Revenue Bill to the NCOP from 9am tomorrow

The Congress of South African Trade Unions COSATU will present its submission on the 2021/22 Budget and Medium-Term Expenditure Framework: Division of Revenue Bill to the National Council of Provinces Select Committee: Appropriations from 09:00 am, Wednesday 12 May 2021.  The fundamental crises facing workers, the economy and state are a stagnant economy and unemployment […]

COSATU welcomes progress on Covid-19 Vaccine Trips Waiver

COSATU welcomes progress on Covid-19 vaccine Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPS) waiver.  The Federation welcomes the announcement by the United States’ government that they support a TRIPS waiver on the manufacture of Covid 19 Vaccines. Pharmaceutical companies have made huge profits in the manufacture of vaccines. With millions having died and more at risk, […]

COSATU Free State congratulates NEHAWU on hosting a successful 14th Provincial Congress

The Congress of South African trade Unions (COSATU) Free Statecongratulates NEHAWU Free State for hosting a successful 14th Provincial Congress for three days 04-06 May 2021 under the theme ‘Strengthen Workplace Organization, Deepen Class Consciousness and Advance Internationalism’. The 14th Provincial Congress adopted a range of policy decisions which are intended to take NEHAWU to […]

COSATU statement on the upcoming SAMWU strike at Rand Water

The Congress of South African Trade Unions fully support the members of our affiliated union the South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) who are planning to embark on a protected strike action at Rand Water, beginning on the 13th of May 2021.  We denounce Rand Water’s failure to withdraw a circular sent to workers telling […]

COSATU MPUMALANGA TO LEAD A CAMPAIGN FOR THE REOPENING OF LILY MINE DURING THE COURT DATE TO BE HEARD ON 04 MAY 2021 IN NELSPRUIT HIGH COURT

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in Mpumalanga will be leading protest march to the Nelspruit High Court whose objective will be to oppose the court judgement which seeks to delay the reopening of the mine. The federation has planned to oppose delay and press for immediate reopening of the mine due to the following Humanitarian and […]

COSATU May Day Message delivered by COSATU President Zingiswa Losi

COSATU President Zingiswa Losi – Workers’ Day Speech 01 May 2021 My fellow South Africans, President Cyril Ramaphosa, General Secretary of the SACP, cde. Blade Nzimande, Leadership of COSATU and our unions, And most importantly the workers of our beloved land, Before we begin, allow me first to acknowledge and mourn the loss of our […]

COSATU welcomes the President’s signing of the Auditing Profession Amendment Act

 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) welcomes President Ramaphosa’s signing of the Auditing Profession Amendment Act into law.  The Auditing Profession Amendment Bill will be a critical tool in the fight against the state and corporate capture and corruption.  The Federation supports the speedy implementation of this progressive Amendment Act by the government. […]