COSATU congratulates Eskom and the municipalities and their employees for the impressive improvement in Eskom’s Energy Availability Factor

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) congratulates Eskom and the municipalities and their employees for the impressive improvement in Eskom’s Energy Availability Factor which has for the first time in more than 3 years exceeded 70%.  This has brought relief to the economy enabling workplaces to be productive, for workers to be paid, […]

COSATU welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s assurances that all systems are ready for free, fair and credible elections

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s assurances that all systems are ready for free, fair and credible elections.  We are heartened by the efforts of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and government from Home Affairs to International Relations and Cooperation, the South African Police Service (SAPS), the South African […]

SACTWU IS TREMENDOUSLY PROUD OF EBRAHIM PATEL

The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers Union is tremendously proud of out-going Trade, Industry & Competition Minister, Ebrahim Patel. His 15 year service as a South African Cabinet Minister in some of the most challenging government portfolios has been service to the nation with distinction. We have always known him to be a […]

COSATU welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s pending assenting of the National Prosecuting Authority Amendment Bill on 24 May 2024

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s pending assent of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Amendment Bill Friday morning 24 March 2024. This is an historic Bill enhancing the powers of the NPA by providing for the establishment of an Investigating Directorate against Corruption within the NPA to pursue and […]

SAEPU IS SADDENED BY THE ATTACK OF AN EMERGENCY PERSONNEL IN GAUTENG

The South African Emergency Personnel’s Union is saddened and more concerned about the on-going attacks of emergency personnel that are happening in the country without any assistance from the department by ensuring that the lives of the emergency personnel’s are protected. The female personnel was assaulted on the 18th of May 2024 at night where she […]

COSATU applauds the President’s pending assenting to the National Council on Gender Based Violence and Femicide Bill on Friday 24 May 2024

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s pending assent of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Amendment Bill Friday morning 24 March 2024. This is an historic Bill enhancing the powers of the NPA by providing for the establishment of an Investigating Directorate against Corruption within the NPA to pursue and […]

COSATU Gauteng to lead a provincial campaign in Heidelburg, Johannesburg tomorrow(24 May 2024)

Leaders of the Congress of South African Trade Union(COSATU) in Gauteng will conduct a provincial campaign on the 24th of May 2024 in Heidelburg, east of Johannesburg.  Accompanied by the Sedibeng Cluster of the Federation, the members will engage with workers and the community through voter contact and blitz canvassing.  Most importantly, the provincial leadership will […]

COSATU Free State condemns the shooting of an off-duty doctor and calls for the safety of healthcare workers.

The Congress of South African Trade Unions(COSATU) in the Free State together with the South African Medical Trade Union(SAMATU) strongly condemns the growing violence directed at healthcare workers. According to the Department of Health spokesperson, the off-duty medical officer was attacked and shot whilst at the official residence within the hospital premises. This incident has […]

COSATU KZN is devastated by the incident that claimed the lives of four workers and left one seriously injured at a construction site in Ballito

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in KwaZulu Natal, is still reeling in shock over the devastating and unfortunate incident that claimed the lives of four construction workers and left one seriously injured during the collapse of the sandbank in Ballito. After the news broke out on Saturday morning, the provincial leadership of COSATU […]