Category: Cosatu

COSATU’s response to the 2020/21 Mid-Term Budget Policy Statement

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has noted the government’s 2020/21 Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement tabled by the Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni in parliament today. While there are some positive policy proposals, the federation does not believe that the policy statement is bold and imaginative enough to extricate this economy from the doldrums […]

COSATU supports Nigeria’s fight against police brutality

 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), representing approximately 1,5 million working people in South Africa is disturbed by the recent violence and brutalisation of ordinary people in Nigeria where protesters in the most populous country in Africa, have been demanding that the government disband a rogue police unit called the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, […]

COSATU to present a submission on three (3) GBV Bills in Parliament today

COSATU will present its submission on the 3 Gender Based Violence (GBV) Bills to the National Assembly’s Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services today at 10:00 am, Tuesday 20 October 2020 during its virtual public hearings.  These 3 progressive bills (Sexual Offences, Domestic Violence & Criminal and Related Matters Amendment Bills) are part of […]

COSATU Post-National Strike statement

The Congress of South African Trade Unions salutes and congratulates the thousands of workers, who joined COSATU’s National Strike all across the country. Thousands of workers participated in COSATU National Strike activities all across the country. We are happy with with the overall turnout and we congratulate the workers for behaving well during the strike.The […]

COSATU calls on all workers to stay at home on the 07th of October 2020

The Congress of South African Trade Unions reiterates its call for workers all across the country to stay at home in support the COSATU National Socio-economic Strike on Wednesday, 07 October 2020. This is a Section 77 protected National strike that forms part of our International Day of Decent Work. The Federation is encouraging workers […]

COSATU Free State PEC Statement

The Congress of South African Trade Unions convened its Provincial Executive Committee meeting on the 1st of October 2020.  The meeting acknowledged the frontline workers who continue to heroically lead the charge against the deadly coronavirus and we also mourn all those who lost their lives in the line of duty. We wish a speedy […]

COSATU statement on the second quarter unemployment figures

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has noted the latest quarterly employment statistics that shows that 2,2 million jobs were lost in the second quarter of 2020. These figures are seriously depressing but not at all surprising because the economy itself declined by 51% in the second quarter of the year. Unfortunately, this is what […]

COSATU statement on the upcoming Socio-economic strike next week

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is continuing to intensify its national mobilisation efforts in the build-up to the upcoming socio-economic national strike set to take place on the 07th of October 2020, the Global Day for Decent Work. The Federation is issuing a call to all workers and South Africans to join […]

COSATU Gauteng PEC statement

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) in Gauteng convened the Provincial Executive Committee on 22 September 2020. The meetings discussed the outcomes of the Central Executive Committee meeting, a planned national strike next month and the political and socio-economic developments in the province since the national lockdown. The PEC in its analyses concluded […]

All workers and citizens should support the NEHAWU protest action on Monday to pressure the government because a full-blown public service strike will affect innocent third parties such as patients in hospitals

The Congress of South African Trade Unions invites all workers and South Africans to support the NEHAWU protest action at the union buildings on Monday, September 21, 2020. This is a follow-up action in response to President Cyril Ramaphosa unsatisfactory reply to a memorandum of demands that was presented to him at the beginning of […]