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SADTU outraged by the recent recurrence of racist conduct in the schooling system

26 July 2017

SADTU Gauteng is outraged by the recent recurrence of racist conduct in the schooling system with the latest incident occurring at Windsor House Academy around Kempton Park. The Principal of this institution turned away girl learners on the basis of their hairstyles. This backward behavior undermines children`s right to education enshrined in the supreme law of our land, the Constitution. She has no regard for the extent of damage this act does to the human dignity of the affected children. This barbaric act has far reaching negative psychological effect on the learners` confidence.

 

NUM response to proposed moratorium by Minister Zwane

26 July 2017

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is deeply concerned by the current consideration by the Minister of Mineral Resources Mosebenzi Zwane to put in place a moratorium until the finalization of the current court challenge of the recently gazetted Mining Charter by the Chamber of Mines. We are of the view such moratorium will negatively affect our members in through job losses, since there will be no Section 11 approvals taking on change of ownership and new mining or prospecting rights. All of this is taking place while we are faced with enormous job losses in various operations amounting to close to 20 000 affected employees.

 

SADTU to hold a Career Guidance Expo and Motivation Programme in Kwazulu Natal

26 July 2017

The South African Democratic Teachers` Union (SADTU), will provide close to 2000 Grade 12 learners from the Libombo Circuit under the Umkhanyakude District, in KwaZulu Natal with a rare opportunity of being exposed to post matric study and career options through the Union`s Career Guidance Expo and Motivation Programme.

 

SACTWU settles 2017 Tanning Sector Negotiations

24 July 2017

The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers` Union (SACTWU) has settled its 2017 wage negotiations for the leather tanning sector. This is a two year agreement that has been reached with the South African Tanning Employers Organisation (SATEO).

 

SACTWU welcomes the data inquiry

24 July 2017

The Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers` Union SACTWU welcomes the planned investigation by Competition Commission into the country`s data costs.

 

NUM is deeply saddened by the death of four mineworkers at Tau Lekoa Mine

24 July 2017

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is highly furious by reports alleging that Tau Lekoa gold mine in Orkney, North West, ignored instructions from rock engineers who inspected the mine few days before the seismic incident that resulted in the death of four mine workers last Saturday

 

NUM is deeply worried about retrenchments at Bokoni Platinum in Limpopo

24 July 2017

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) can confirm that it received Section 189 notice from Bokoni Platinum in Limpopo to retrench 2 651 workers. The number excludes contractors and it is much higher

 

The racist tweet by Talk Radio 702 raises questions about the institutionalised attitudes of corporate commercial media and the Primedia newsroom culture

24 July 2017

The Congress of South African Trade Unions expresses deep disapproval of the racist tweet by Talk Radio station 702 that compared black kids with dogs. We also decline and reject their half hearted apology. Their radio station CEO Omar Essack is treating this matter as public relations problem instead of dealing with the underlying issues that this tweet raises.

 

NUM is deeply saddened by the death of four mineworkers at Tau Lekoa Mine

24 July 2017

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is highly furious by reports alleging that Tau Lekoa gold mine in Orkney, North West, ignored instructions from rock engineers who inspected the mine few days before the seismic incident that resulted in the death of four mine workers last Saturday.

 

NUM is deeply worried about retrenchments at Bokoni Platinum in Limpopo

24 July 2017

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) can confirm that it received Section 189 notice from Bokoni Platinum in Limpopo to retrench 2 651 workers. The number excludes contractors and it is much higher.

 

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