Category: Cosatu

COSATU May Day Message, 2024 –

Build COSATU unions, Defend Democracy – Vote ANC! Building a strong and united COSATU in mobilising for the ANC Electoral Victory on the 29th May 2024 SUMMARY 1.    Background Today is Workers’ Day! This day belongs to the millions of men and women who work tirelessly to produce our food and build our houses, they are the […]

COSATU Free State welcomes the SIU in Tokologo Local Municipality

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) in the Free State welcomes proclamation 162 of 2024 in relation to allegations corruption and maladministration in Tokologo Local Municipality. The latter is the troubled municipality where lack of accountability has become a norm and made fashionable.  The Federation supports this decision by the President to investigate […]

COSATU welcomes President Ramaphosa’s assenting to the National Veld and Forest Fire Amendment Bill

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s assenting to the National Veld and Forest Fire Amendment Bill.  The Federation supports this progressive Act requiring national, provincial and local government institutions to develop fire management policies and plans. It will help hold government, including State-Owned Enterprises accountable for their efforts to […]

COSATU Message of Support – Ahmed Kathrada Commemoration

Programme Director, The family of our late leader, uncle Kathy, Leadership of the Kathrada Foundation, the ANC, SACP and COSATU, Leadership of various political parties present, Comrades and friends, Thank you for inviting COSATU to join this important event in honour of uncle Kathy. In times of distress, we would do well to tap into […]

COSATU notes the National Assembly’s passage of the Division of Revenue and the 2nd Adjustments Appropriation Bills

28 March 2024 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) notes the National Assembly’s passage of the Division of Revenue Bill allocating funds to provincial and local government in the 2024/25 financial year and the Second Adjustments Appropriation Bill providing for the final adjustments in appropriations to Departments in the 2023/24 financial year. We […]

COSATU welcomes the Parliament’s passage of the Electoral Matters Amendment Bill

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) welcomes the National Council of Provinces’ passage of the Electoral Matters Amendment Bill. Whilst COSATU welcomes the overall thrust of the Bill, including its amendments recognising independent candidates contesting national and provincial elections as necessitated by the Constitutional Court judgement, we believe one critical amendment is needed […]

COSATU notes the National Assembly’s adoption of the National Water Resources Infrastructure Agency SOC Limited Bill

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) notes the National Assembly’s adoption of the National Water Resources Infrastructure Agency SOC Limited Bill. South Africa is and will remain a water scarce country.  Naturally water is the lifeline for the entire nation.  It is critical that it be managed effectively and efficiently and the constitutional […]

Parliament must reject the DA’s inhumane Responsible Spending Bill

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) welcomes the decision by Parliament’s Standing Committee on Finance to reject the Democratic Alliance (DA)’s reckless Responsible Spending Bill.  The DA’s Bill is a shocking attempt to impose brutal 10% plus salary cuts on nurses, teachers, police officers and other hard working and low paid public servants […]

COSATU Gauteng State of the Province Address expectations

19 February 2024 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) in Gauteng eagerly awaits the State of the Province Address by Premier Panyaza Lesufi, expecting comprehensive updates and insights into the trajectory of the province’s development. While we commend the Nasi Ispani programme for its commendable efforts in addressing youth unemployment, we look forward […]