POPCRU post-Special NEC statement

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) convened a Special National Executive Committee (SNEC) on Wednesday, the 10th of August 2022. The meeting took note of the current developments within the sectors we organise in, the perceived narrative that members therein, especially in the South African Police Service (SAPS) are not serious about service […]


The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] expresses solidarity with the Republic of Cuba and deeply regrets the devastation caused following a tragic fire accident triggered by an electrical discharge that affected storage tanks in the Matanzas supertanker base. We regret the loss of lives of several Cuban citizens during the accident. We convey our sincere […]


The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] strongly condemns the continued violent attacks on Gaza by the Apartheid Israel military. The continued repression and genocide of innocent Palestinians must stop. The Israeli government deployed attack drones over the Gaza Strip and continued to close major roads in the south following the arrest of […]

SAMWU welcomes Maluti-a-Phofung Municipal Manager’s arrest 

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) in the Free State province notes and welcomes the arrest of the Maluti-a-Phofung (MAP) Local Municipality’s Municipal Manager, Mr. Futhuli Mothamaha whose arrest was executed by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, better known as the Hawks.  Mr. Mothamaha was arrested on charges of fraud and corruption, he […]

COSATU Women’s Day Statement

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) joins millions of South Africans in saluting the gallant bravery and vision of the women of August 9, 1956, who stood up under very trying conditions, and marched against the citadel of the then apartheid regime at Union Buildings in Pretoria.  This and other countless acts of […]


As the South African Emergency Personnel’s Union, we strongly believe that Gauteng is doing daylight robbery to the employees and, we are fully aware of that, we have been condemning that for some time so whatever statement that was made by the Provincial Manager he was just misleading the public claiming that everything is okay. […]

Media Monitor-5 August 2022. all that is out there on labour and workers news.

(Video) COSATU March-Unions lead march to Parliament over escalating food priceshttps://www.enca.com/videos/cosatu-march-unions-lead-march-parliament-over-escalating-food-prices (Video) COSATU March-Cele addresses lack of police resourceshttps://www.enca.com/news/cosatu-hands-over-memorandum-demands-police-minister COSATU protesters chase away govt officials during march against Cape Flats crimehttps://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2022-08-04-cosatu-protesters-chase-away-govt-officials-during-march-against-cape-flats-crime/ COSATU public sector unions, Nxesi meet in bid to prevent deadlock over wageshttps://ewn.co.za/2022/08/05/cosatu-public-sector-unions-nxesi-meet-in-bid-to-prevent-deadlock-over-wages Public sector employees reject government’s latest wage offerhttps://ewn.co.za/2022/08/04/public-sector-employees-have-reject-governments-latest-wage-increase-offer SAMWU protests against […]

COSATU notes the release of Treasury’s two pot pension and savings reforms proposal (Revenue Laws Amendment Bill)

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) notes the release of Treasury’s two pot pension and savings reforms proposal (Revenue Laws Amendment Bill). The Federation welcomes the overall objective of the Bill in response to COSATU’s 2020 demand for financially struggling workers to be allowed to access when needed, limited portions of their pension […]