Category: Cosatu

COSATU statement on the President Ramaphosa’s decision to move the country to COVID-19 Alert Lockdown Level 2

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) notes President Ramaphosa’s decision to move the country to COVID-19 Alert Lockdown Level 2 and the various updates in the fight against Covid-19. The Federation calls upon all South Africans to continue to abide by the various health and safety measures, in particular wearing masks, sanitising, social distancing […]

COSATU welcomes National Assembly’s adoption of Financial Sector Laws Amendment Bill

 COSATU welcomes National Assembly’s adoption of Financial Sector Laws Amendment Bill.  This is a critical, progressive, and long overdue amendment of our financial sector legislation. It will protect depositors and workers, government, the financial sector, and the economy from reckless behaviour in the banking sector.  When banks collapse it is workers, pensioners, and depositors whose monies […]

COSATU salutes its members for showing overwhelming support for the struggle for democracy in Swaziland

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) salutes its members and South Africans in general who overwhelmingly supported our campaign in support of the struggle for democracy in Swaziland. Today, the Federation organised blockades in various border posts ,going in and out, of Swaziland to show solidarity for the people of Swaziland and support their […]

COSATU statement on the second-quarter GDP numbers

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has noted of the latest gross domestic product figures released by Statistics South Africa showing that South Africa’s economy expanded by 1,2% in the second quarter of 2021. The same numbers show that the economy is 1,4% smaller than it was before the outbreak of COVID-19. Realistically, these […]

COSATU welcomes Parliament’s adoption of ILO Convention 190 on the Elimination of Violence and Harassment in the World of Work 02 September 2021

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) welcomes Parliament’s adoption of International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention 190 on the Elimination of Violence and Harassment in the World of Work.   The Federation and its Affiliates have been at the forefront leading the campaign for South Africa to ratify this crucial ILO Convention. We have done […]