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Shopsteward Volume 24 No. 4-5

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SADTU calls on the DBE to stop meddling in schools football

10 February 2016

SADTU is calling on its members to boycott the Department of Basic Education (DBE)`s call to work with the South African Football Association (SAFA) co-ordinators to a ensure a seamless school football programme. Football in schools has, for years, been run by the South African Schools Football Association (SASFA) which SADTU members played a critical role in its formation and operation.


COSATU`s SONA 2016 expectations

10 February 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions is looking forward with expectancy to President Jacob Zuma`s State of the Nation Address, {SONA} tomorrow, 11 February 2016 in Parliament. This SONA comes at a time when our economy is on its knees and the nation is crying for bold and decisive leadership. Workers have been ravaged by retrenchments and shrinking wages and the poor are struggling with rising food, energy and transport prices.


COSATU says the struggle against the crimes of apartheid and colonialism is incomplete without freedom for Palestine

10 February 2016

COSATU and workers in general have over the years consistently pledged themselves to honour with dignity and renewed vigour, the international week against apartheid by Israel.


Open Letter: Retailers in-store Sales and Specials

09 February 2016

Please receive correspondence from Cosatu in relation to the access that an important constituency has to the discounted prices that the Company presents to consumers on occasion.


Discussions about economic revival are incomplete without labour representation

09 February 2016

The ongoing, necessary and overdue discussions between government and big business to generate ideas to save and kick-start the economy are incomplete without labour being represented in them. Our concern about the exclusion of labour in these talks is that the outcomes will be unilaterally imposed on workers.


COSATU calls for the boycott of the Multi Aircraft Services and for the investigation of its racist owner

09 February 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions calls for an investigation of the owner of Multi Aircraft Services, Mr Sandro Strimer, who is accused of using racial insults against his employees. The Sowetan newspaper today reported of an employee, who ended up quitting his job after suffering racial abuse at the ends of his employer, Mr Strimer. The department of labour, police and the Human Rights Commission should investigate this case and take appropriate steps against the alleged perpetrator.


SAMWU statement on Pikitup

08 February 2016

On the 26th January 2016, the South African Municipal Workers` Union (SAMWU) shopstewards were invited by Pikitup to attend job interviews for vacant positions. This was after the expiry of fixed term contracts of some employees.


COSATU Mpumalanga delegation refused entry at the Lily Gold Mine where more than eighty workers were trapped underground

08 February 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in Mpumalanga is deeply angered and dismayed by the stubborn and intransigent attitude demonstrated by the Goldfields Lily Mine Management towards the COSATU delegation who visited the scenes of the accident where more than eighty mine workers were trapped underground on Friday the 05 February 2016.


CWU is shocked by Julius Malema`s attack on workers

06 February 2016

Communication Workers Union joins thousands of South Africans who condemn the EFF and its Commander in Chief, Julius Malema, for his unfortunate and misplaced attack on workers. On the 4th February 2016 during the EFF`s press briefing, Julius Sello Malema took his time to launch an attack on workers, i.e. journalists, from ANN7 and New Age. His comments contradict what he and his Party claim to be, i.e. a vanguard of the working class.


We will listen and talk but our campaign will not stop while the Tax Amendment law is still in place

05 February 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has noted and welcomes the decision by South African president , Mr Jacob Zuma to appoint the Minister in the Presidency, Mr Jeff Radebe ,to help COSATU and national Treasury, to find a solution to the current impasse over to the passing of the Taxation Law Amendment Act. We are acknowledge and appreciate the intervention by the President and we will continue to constructively engage with everyone to seek and hopefully find a solution.


COSATU on YouTube

Cosatu's Sizwe Pamla on the new tax laws

COSATU Photostream                 COSATU on Flikr

COSATU protest march in Cape Town
Cosatu Rolling Mass Action against e-Tolls, Nov 2013

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