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DENOSA Eastern Cape appalled by zero intake of student nurses by provincial Health Department for 2016 at Lilitha Nursing College

11 February 2016

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa in Eastern Cape is concerned that Eastern Cape health services are facing a bleak future after the department has stopped training nurses. DENOSA has learned with disbelief that there will be no intake of nursing students by the government nursing college, Lilitha Nursing College in 2016.


The Free Market Foundation is motivated by pure self indulgence and insatiable greed

10 February 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has noted the anti worker tirade and the anachronistic analogy by the Free Market Foundation trying to justify their constitutional challenge, arguing against the extension of bargaining council agreements to non-parties.


NUM members to embark on a strike at LafargeHolcim

10 February 2016

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) will embark on a protected industrial action for all members working in all operations of the LafargeHolcim around the country. The strike will commence with a night shift on Thursday, 11 February 2016. The strike will continue indefinitely until our demands are met.


The tiny and spoiled rich people like Chris Griffith continues to undermine and disrespect mineworkers in the mining industry

10 February 2016

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is extremely disgusted and shocked with Anglo Platinum Chief Executive Chris Griffith after he made an announcement in the media that his company is going to retrench 1000 mineworkers at Twickenham mine in Limpopo.


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.


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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