SATAWU to interdict SAA proposed retrenchments

South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) will today approach the Labour Court to seek an urgent interdict against South African Airways (SAA) bid to retrench almost one thousand workers. SAA announced its intention to retrench 945 workers in the media late on Monday but did not bother notifying unions within its own Organised […]

POPCRU supports the upcoming Marikana Rally

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) support the call by COSATU and our sister union the NUM to ensure there is improved safety and security of all workers in all workplaces across our country. It is in this sense that we call on all workers and communities to support the upcoming Marikana rally […]

Statement of the Alliance Political Council

The Alliance Political Council comprising the National Officials of the Alliance formations held a Plenary Session on Sunday and Monday, 10 – 11 November 2019 at Luthuli House in Johannesburg. The meeting took place against the background of national, continental and international developments with far-reaching implications.  The Alliance Political Council reaffirmed the continuing strategic relevance […]

COSATU Gauteng denounces Luthuli House’s statement on e-tolls

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) in Gauteng is taken aback by the latest pronouncement by Luthuli House through ANC National Spokesperson Cde Pule Mabe that people of Gauteng must carry the debt of the e-tolling system. We are even shocked by his myopic comparison of the e-tolls system to the cell phone […]

COSATU statement on the SAA planned retrenchments

The Congress of South African Trade Unions is deeply disturbed by the announcement that about 1000 South African Airways employees are likely to be retrenched as part of the company’s restructuring. We are disturbed by the reckless way that the airline is handling its restructuring process because unions have not been consulted and briefed about […]

NEHAWU and SACP to picket at both USA and Turkish Embassies tomorrow

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] and the South African Communist Party [SACP] will demonstrate tomorrow at the embassies of the United States of America [USA] and Turkey in Pretoria. The picket at the US embassy is part of the international campaign against American imperialist aggression in the world, and the genocidal […]

COSATU will present its submission and proposals to Parliament’s Medium-Term Budget

COSATU will present its submission and proposals to Parliament’s Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement public hearings tomorrow at 10 am -Wednesday 06 November, Old Assembly, Parliament. South Africa’s faces its greatest economic and governance crises since 1994: ·         Unemployment is at 40% and the highest since 2008; ·         1000s of workers are retrenched monthly; ·         400 000 new job seekers […]