COSATU Women’s Day Statement -2019

The Congress of South African Trade Unions joins millions of South Africans to commemorate the National Women’s Day,09 August 2019. This is a day that not only reminds us of the heroic role of women in defeating apartheid and moulding a democratic South Africa but also allows us to reflect on the progress made and […]

Minister of Women,Youth and Persons with Disabilities to address the NUM women’s structure colloquium tomorrow

Minister of Women, Youth, and Persons with Disabilities Honourable Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will tomorrow (17 August 2019) address the National Union of Mineworkers’ Women Structure (NUM-WS) colloquium, an event organised to highlight the women’s achievements in mostly male-dominated economic sectors. The theme of the colloquium: “Popularise Gender Agenda Through Transformation and Skills Development”. The colloquium is organised […]

COSATU statement on the 07th Anniversary of the Marikana tragedy

The Congress of South Trade Unions commemorate the 07th anniversary of the tragic events of Marikana that took place between 10 August 2012 – 20 September 2012 and led to 44 mineworkers losing their lives. The Marikana tragedy stands as a shameful symbol of how the post-1994 democratic system has failed the mineworkers. The Marikana […]

SAEPU calls on community members to stop attacking EMS personnel

The South African Emergency Personnel’s Union (SAEPU) calls on community members to stop attacking EMS personnel and work with law enforcement by sharing information of culprits who made it their day to day duties to attack paramedics. We have learnt with shock yet another unfortunate incident of paramedics attack. Today at around 00:00 a crew […]

NEHAWU supports the NHI Bill

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] welcomes the introduction of the National Health Insurance [NHI] Bill to Parliaments Portfolio Committee [PC] on Health. NEHAWU also supports the establishment of the NHI fund. We view this as a victory for struggles waged by the workers and the poor for an affordable and quality […]

SAEPU to march to the Office of the Premier in Fress State

The South African Emergency Personnel’s Union (SAEPU) will be marching against EMS management in Free State province. Workers will march to the office of the premier to submit the memorandum. The march will be addressed by SAEPU president Mpho Mpogeng and COSATU provincial leadership. Our demands include the following: Ø  Department must pay overtime from […]

COSATU calls on the Turkish government to abstain from interfering in internal affairs of the Confederation of Public Employees´ Trade Unions (KESK)

COSATU has been informed that the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services has refused to allow Mr Mehmet Bozgeyik and Ms Aysun Gezen – KESK Co-Presidents – to represent the Confederation in the upcoming collective bargaining agreement negotiations, on the grounds that they have been dismissed from the public services. Turkey has ratified International […]

COSATU welcomes the release of the NHI Bill

COSATU welcomes the release of the long-awaited NHI Bill. The National Health Insurance remains the best vehicle to usher in Universal health coverage. The NHI bill seeks to establish the NHI fund and set out its powers, functions and governance structures to provide a framework for the active purchasing of health care services by the […]