COSATU welcomes progress on Covid-19 Vaccine Trips Waiver

COSATU welcomes progress on Covid-19 vaccine Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPS) waiver.  The Federation welcomes the announcement by the United States’ government that they support a TRIPS waiver on the manufacture of Covid 19 Vaccines. Pharmaceutical companies have made huge profits in the manufacture of vaccines. With millions having died and more at risk, […]

COSATU Free State congratulates NEHAWU on hosting a successful 14th Provincial Congress

The Congress of South African trade Unions (COSATU) Free Statecongratulates NEHAWU Free State for hosting a successful 14th Provincial Congress for three days 04-06 May 2021 under the theme ‘Strengthen Workplace Organization, Deepen Class Consciousness and Advance Internationalism’. The 14th Provincial Congress adopted a range of policy decisions which are intended to take NEHAWU to […]

NEHAWU CALLS ON SCOPA TO PUNISH NORTHERN CAPE LEGISLATURE SECRETARY FOR MISLEADING IT

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) calls on the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) and the Standing Committee on Premier’s Affairs and Legislature to punish the Northern Cape Legislature Secretary for misleading them in March 2021. Mr Patrick Moopelwa misled both committees by claiming that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and […]

COSATU statement on the upcoming SAMWU strike at Rand Water

The Congress of South African Trade Unions fully support the members of our affiliated union the South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) who are planning to embark on a protected strike action at Rand Water, beginning on the 13th of May 2021.  We denounce Rand Water’s failure to withdraw a circular sent to workers telling […]

NEHAWU NORTH WEST PROVINCE PRESS BRIEFING ALERT

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) in the North West Province is hereby inviting all media houses for an open media Press Briefing. The Union’s newly elected Provincial Leadership as elected on the 8th April 2021 will be briefing media on the following two main issues: §  The recent controversial appointment of […]

SAMWU go to on indefinite protected strike at Rand Water from 13 May

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) will be embarking on a protected strike action at Rand Water from the 13th May 2021.   Rand Water, a bulk water utility entity which is responsible for bulk water provision to municipalities and industries in Gauteng, North West, Free State and Mpumalanga provinces has since been informed as […]

COSATU MPUMALANGA TO LEAD A CAMPAIGN FOR THE REOPENING OF LILY MINE DURING THE COURT DATE TO BE HEARD ON 04 MAY 2021 IN NELSPRUIT HIGH COURT

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in Mpumalanga will be leading protest march to the Nelspruit High Court whose objective will be to oppose the court judgement which seeks to delay the reopening of the mine. The federation has planned to oppose delay and press for immediate reopening of the mine due to the following Humanitarian and […]