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SADTU welcomes Minister Masutha`s decision on Clive Derby-Lewis

30 January 2015

The South African Democratic Teachers Union wants to join the chorus of South Africans welcoming the decision by the Minister of Justice, Minister Michael Masutha, not to grant Clive Derby-Lewis medical parole.


SASBO and Standard Bank settle wage negotiations 2015

30 January 2015

Sasbo the Finance Union has reached a settlement with Standard Bank South Africa on salary increases for 2015.


COSATU NW rejects the release of Chris Haniís killer

30 January 2015

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in the NW rejects the release of Clive Derby-Lewis, who killed our leader, Chris Hani, just before the first national democratic election for the poor working class in the RSA.


COSATU NW worried about the state of Moss Phakoe case

30 January 2015

The Congress of South African Trade Unions is worried about the state of the case of the late Moss Phakoe. The silence of the SAPS and the state on the acquittal in the murder case is making some of us, and the public, to question the credibility of our justice and that of our investigators.


SAMWU Opposing Public Office Bearers Salary Increase

29 January 2015

The South African Municipal Workersí Union (SAMWU) is opposed to the proposed salary increase of Public Office Bearers (POBs) which the Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers has recommended to be between 5 and 6%.


NUM is shocked about Glencore`s decision to close down Optimum Coal Mine in Mpumalanga

29 January 2015

"The proposed closure of these operations would affect approximately 1000 permanent employees and 500 contractors. The decision to close down the operations has left our members shocked because they were not given any prior notice of closure before being invited by the management yesterday afternoon to a meeting at 5 pm. Our members were shocked to hear about the closure of Optimum Coal Mine in the media," said Stanley Lebelo, NUM Highveld Regional Secretary


DENOSA Limpopo concerned by wrong allegation of mismanagement of patients by nurses at Sekororo Hospital

29 January 2015

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) in Limpopo is concerned by a wrong allegation of mismanagement of patients by nurses at Sekororo Hospital in the province, which were made by a community member via the media yesterday.


Unfair dismissals at Dries Meganiese Mine

28 January 2015

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in the Northern Cape is shocked but not surprised at the summary dismissal of about 24 workers at Dries Meganiese Dienste Mine in Windsorton. This shocking news reached the office of the federation this morning when the workers contacted us to tell us about this problem.


NUM will never support the opportunistic DA

28 January 2015

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) finds it unfortunate that the Democratic Alliance (DA) would draw us to support the Labour Relations Amendment Bill 2014 that seeks to curtail violence strikes.


Advocate Vas Soni`s resignation was long overdue

28 January 2015

NEHAWU has noted and welcomes the resignation of the Head of the Special Investigations Unit {SIU}, Advocate Vas Soni. We believe that his resignation was long overdue and it is nothing but camouflaged surrender by a man, who knew that he had lost the confidence of his employees.

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