COSATU welcomes the appointment of the Special Investigations Unit to pursue corruption at PRASA and the Department of Home Affairs

16 February 2024 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s appointment of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) to pursue corruption at the Passenger Rail Authority of South Africa (PRASA) and the Department of Home Affairs.  The SIU has been tasked to investigate allegations of selling of identity documents, passports and […]

KWAZULU-NATAL DOMESTIC WORKERS DIALOGUE

16 February 2024 On Sunday, 18th of February 2024, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) will host a dialogue with domestic workers across the province. The session will be led by the President of COSATU Zingiswa Losi, and other members of COSATU’s Central Executive Committee, as well as relevant government officials. […]

COSATU welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s signing the South African Postbank Amendment Act into law

16 February 2024 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s signing the South African Postbank Amendment Act into law.  This lays the foundation for a state bank geared towards ordinary consumers, in particular the poor and marginalised. It will also provide a sustainable way forward for the embattled Post Office.  […]

COSATU 2024/25 Budget Address Expectations statement

16 February 2024 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and workers across the nation have high expectations for the 2024/25 Budget due to be presented by the Minister for Finance, Enoch Godongwana to Parliament on 21 February 2024. The challenges facing workers, society, the economy and the state are daunting.  The nation is […]

COSATU Gauteng warns the City of Tshwane and Johannesburg to avoid grant forfeiture due to underperformance and poor expenditure

16 February 2024 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) in Gauteng is deeply troubled by the imminent risk faced by the City of Tshwane and the City of Johannesburg in forfeiting crucial allocated funds for various capital grants. The National Treasury’s recent notification regarding the potential loss of R630 million for the City […]

COSATU is disheartened by the slaps on the wrists sought by the German prosecuting authorities and judiciary for the Steinhoff corruption scandal

16 February 2024 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is deeply disheartened by the shameful slaps on the wrists sought by the German prosecuting authorities and judiciary for persons involved in the Steinhoff corruption scandal.  Monday will see the third trial commence in Germany in response to the corruption and tax scandals at […]

COSATU supports government’s appeal to the International Court of Justice on the current attacks against the Palestinian people in Rafah

14 February 2024 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) supports government’s appeal to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the current attacks against more than 2 million Palestinian people seeking refuge in Rafah in the Gaza Strip from the attacks by the Israeli Defence Force. The international community welcomed the sound ruling […]

COSATU congratulates its Affiliate, NEHAWU, on the historic Labour Court order enforcing the public service strike settlement agreement

13 February 2024 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) congratulates its tried and tested Affiliate, the National Health, Education and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) on its historic Labour Court order enforcing the 2023 public service strike settlement agreement. This is a massive victory in defence of collective bargaining, workers’ hard won constitutional rights […]

COSATU Gauteng applauds the Nasi iSpani Gauteng Youth Recruitment Programme  

13 February 2024 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) in Gauteng commends the leadership of Gauteng Premier, Comrade Panyaza Lesufi, for the ground-breaking progress with the Nasi iSpani Gauteng Youth Recruitment Programme. Under this initiative, the provincial government has employed crime wardens and green wardens.  The Premier has furthermore recently announced that 32,000 […]

MEDIA STATEMENT BY CWU ON SABC DIGITAL DEAL

12 February 2024 The Communications Workers Union is dismayed at the allegations in Sunday media reports about the suspension of two senior SABC Executives with a third one resigning. A News24 media report state that the Chief Operating Officer Ian Plaatjies has been suspended along the  Group Executive for Video Entertainment Merlin Naicker while  Group […]

MEDIA STATEMENT BY CWU ON SABC DIGITAL DEAL

12 February 2024 The Communications Workers Union is dismayed at the allegations in Sunday media reports about the suspension of two senior SABC Executives with a third one resigning. A News24 media report state that the Chief Operating Officer Ian Plaatjies has been suspended along the  Group Executive for Video Entertainment Merlin Naicker while  Group […]

NEHAWU WELCOMES THE LABOUR COURT ORDER ENFORCING THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE STRIKE    

Saturday February 10, 2024 The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] welcomes the Labour Court judgement declaring the settlement agreement concluded at the PSCBC in 2023 following the public service strike enforceable. The public service strike was called off after the parties at the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council [PSCBC] through a facilitated process […]