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COSATU welcomes resignation of SABC Chairperson

19 December 2014

The Congress of South African Trade Unions welcomes the resignation of the SABC board chairperson, Zandile Ellen Tshabalala, who lied to Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Communications by fabricating her CV to say that she holds a degree and a senior diploma from UNISA, which the university insists is not true.


Speech by COSATU President, Sidumo Dlamini, at NEHAWU Central Executive Committee

19 December 2014


Speech by the COSATU President, Sidumo Dlamini, at the SACP Western Cape Provincial Council meeting, held on 5th December 2014

19 December 2014


NUM statement on the release of the three of the Cuban five

19 December 2014

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) welcomes the decision of the US President Barack Obama to release the remaining three of the Cuban Five, Gerardo Hernández, Antonio Guerrero and Ramón Labañino who were wrongfully sentenced to life imprisonment in the US.


DENOSA’s message this festive season: Drive safely because there are few health workers in the country

18 December 2014

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) would like to urge fellow South Africans to travel safely these December holidays once again, and rest whenever they get tired as it may happen that the areas they travel along have shortage of health workers such as nurses.


Telkom Job Shedding

18 December 2014

On the 12th of December 2014, Telkom management embarked in another onslaught on workers by taking 480 workers into a meeting in various call centres around the country. In those unscheduled meetings workers were briefed about the immediate termination of the employment contracts and that their services are no longer required so that they should their own private call centres for the same services. They used the same employees to train the employees from those private call centres to do the job, of which is corruption.


SACCAWU members plans to picket Walmart/Massmart stores across the country!

18 December 2014

SACCAWU members employed in the Massmart/Walmart group will be staging lunch hour pickets across the country at various establishments of the Massmart Group between 12h00 and 15h00 on Friday the 19th of December 2014. These pickets will be stage during their lunch time.


COSATU NW wishes all workers a safe Christmas

18 December 2014

The Congress of South African Trade Unions wishes all workers in the NW a safe and happy festive season and a happy new year in 2015. We call on workers in the NW to celebrate festive season and new year under all those challenges the federation has been facing in 2014 and come with fresh minds and new ideas to build a strong COSATU, strong ANC, strong SACP and strong SANCO.


COSATU calls on motorists to boycott payment at the toll gate

18 December 2014

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in the NW calls on all motorists who use the N4 road to boycott the expensive toll gate of Swartruggens during this festive season


Open letter to leaders and members of the South African Communist Party (SACP), by Zwelinzima Vavi

17 December 2014

After reading Comrade Jeremy Cronin’s public response to my address on 21 November 2014 at the ceremony to mark the 40 years of the South African Labour Bulletin on the topic “Is the labour movement at the turning point?", I was convinced that a public debate was necessary, not just with comrade Jeremy but with the entire leadership and membership of the SACP. I am doing this not just as a General Secretary of COSATU but also as a member of the SACP.

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