COSATU welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s assenting to and the promulgation of the Eskom Debt Relief Amendment Act

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s assenting to and the promulgation of the Eskom Debt Relief Amendment Bill.  COSATU supports the Eskom Debt Relief Amendment Act.  The Federation long championed the need for the Fiscus to take over Eskom’s unsustainable debt levels as part of a package of measures […]

COSATU Free State welcomes the SIU in Tokologo Local Municipality

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) in the Free State welcomes proclamation 162 of 2024 in relation to allegations corruption and maladministration in Tokologo Local Municipality. The latter is the troubled municipality where lack of accountability has become a norm and made fashionable.  The Federation supports this decision by the President to investigate […]

COSATU General Secretary Solly Phetoe: Address

NUM Elijah Barayi Brigade Launch – Kimberly Region Programme Director, Leadership of our mighty National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), Leadership of the Federation and our Alliance Partners, the ANC, SACP and SANCO, Thank you for your invitation to join you today.  It is always good to be home with workers, with the membership of NUM and […]

NEHAWU CALLS ON THE NSFAS BOARD TO TERMINATE THE CONTRACTS OF SERVICE PROVIDERS OF THE DIRECT PAYMENT SOLUTION FOR STUDENT ALLOWANCES

Friday April 05, 2024 The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] has learnt with shock of the decision by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme [NSFAS] Board to continue with the irregularly appointed financial service providers for direct payment of students’ allowances. As NEHAWU, we reject this decision especially after the damning Werksmans and […]

COSATU and the Communications Workers’ Union will be holding a march to Treasury Friday 5 April in support of workers at SABC and the Post Office

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and its Affiliate, the Communications Workers’ Union (CWU) will be marching to Treasury’s Head Office in Tshwane in support of workers at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and the South African Post Office (SAPO) Friday 5 April. The march will be in support of the right […]

COSATU welcomes President Ramaphosa’s assenting to the National Veld and Forest Fire Amendment Bill

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s assenting to the National Veld and Forest Fire Amendment Bill.  The Federation supports this progressive Act requiring national, provincial and local government institutions to develop fire management policies and plans. It will help hold government, including State-Owned Enterprises accountable for their efforts to […]

Programme Director,

The Seboni and Madikizela-Mandela families of our late leaders, Leadership of COSATU and SACTWU, the ANC, SACP, SANCO and the Leagues, Comrades, It is fitting that we have gathered here today in Matlosana, not far from where comrade Violet met her tragic passing in Ventersdorp in 2009. We are pleased a tradition has started today of […]