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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 will fiercely oppose any talk of the privatisation of Eskom

05 February 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has noted with shock the media reports that there is talk of a possible sale of a 49% stake of Eskom by the National Treasury to private investors. If this is true, the federation will vigorously oppose such an ill thought and inappropriate policy proposal from the Treasury


COSATU deeply concerned about the missing mineworkers in Lily Mine, Mpumalanga

05 February 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions is distressed and concerned to hear that three miners are unaccounted for after the Lily Mine in Mpumalanga`s Nkomazi area collapsed this morning.


SAMWU Media Briefing on Pikitup

05 February 2016

The South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) in Johannesburg will be convening a media briefing with relation to issues at the City of Johannesburg`s waste removal entity Pikitup.


DENOSA Eastern Cape to lead nurses` march to provincial health offices in Bhisho

05 February 2016

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) in Eastern Cape will be leading a march by nurses of the province to the provincial department of health office in Bhisho on 18 February to hand over a memorandum of demands in improving the health services in the provinces` facilities and to object to the Department`s plan to further reduce nurses in facilities


CWU Press Statement

04 February 2016

"The year of Advancing People`s Power" was the message in the January 8th statement of the African National Congress on its 104 anniversary held in Rustenburg on the 9th of January 2016. This message ignites the beacon of hope for our people that are firmly based on the foundation of the "Freedom Charter".


COSATU Special CEC statement

04 February 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions convened a one day Special Central Executive Committee meeting yesterday, to discuss the Taxation Law Amendment Act. The meeting also reflected on the Border Management Agency and a briefing on the recent leaked interim Basic Education Ministerial Task Team Report.


COSATU Parliamentary Office Press Release - Unemployment Insurance Amendment Bill

03 February 2016

COSATU strongly supports and welcomes Government`s Unemployment Insurance Amendment Bill and urges Parliament to pass it as a matter of the highest priority.


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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