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SADTU Limpopo Province Media Statement on allegation of corruption levelled against the MEC of Education Ishmael Kgetjepe

20 March 2019

SADTU Limpopo Province has noted with great concern the persistent allegation of corruption levelled against the MEC of Education, Kgetjepe Ishmael as reported in the City Press newspaper.


COSATU sends its heartfelt condolences to the family of Cde Jackson Mthembu following the passing of his daughter Khwezi Mthembu

20 March 2019

COSATU has learnt with great shock and sadness that the Chief Whip of the National Assembly, Cde Jackson Mthembu and his family tragically lost his daughter, Khwezi last night.


COSATU National Young Workers Forum Media Statement

20 March 2019

The COSATU Young Workers Forum held a successful national meeting from the 19-20th of March 2019 to deliberate on matters of national importance affecting young people of this country in general and young workers in particular.


COSATU statement for Human Rights Day 2019

20 March 2019

The Congress of South African Trade Unions remembers the martyrs of our liberation struggle, in particular, the 69 people of Sharpeville, who were cruelly gunned down on 21 March 1960 as they demonstrated against the hated pass laws system. We remember and honour them for their sacrifices that won us the freedom, democracy and human rights that we enjoy.We will never forget them because their sacrifices proved to be a turning point in our struggle to liberate South Africa from the shackles of the evil regime of apartheid. While we now have one the world`s most democratic constitutions, which guarantees fundamental human rights and has led to many progressive laws to enforce these rights, thousands of poor South Africans do not fully enjoy these rights.


COSATU is appalled at the Hawks failure to act on the Steinhoff heist

19 March 2019

The joint Parliamentary Committees of Finance, Trade and Industry, Public Service and Public Accounts brought Steinhoff, the Hawks, NPA before Parliament today to account for what has been done to recover the monies stolen by Steinhoff`s management and to bring the accused to book.


COSATU welcomes NCOP`s Select Committee on Finance`s Adoption of the PIC Amendment Bill today

19 March 2019

COSATU welcomes the NCOP`s Select Committee on Finance`s historic adoption of the PIC Amendment Bill today. The PIC Amendment Bill is a critical tool in the fight against corruption, to protect workers` pension and insurance funds, as well as to stabilise and cleanse the embattled PIC.


NUM meeting with President Cyril Ramaphosa, Ministers Pravin Gordhan and Jeff Radebe, brought some elements of hope to workers

19 March 2019

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) can confirm that yesterday, Tuesday 18 March 2019, met with State President Cyril Ramaphosa who was accompanied by Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and Energy Minister Jeff Radebe. The meeting was held at the union`s head offices in Johannesburg.


The South African Democratic Teachers` Union to pursue a Civil Claim against SALIPSWU, Ntola and Mathonsi

19 March 2019

Following numerous defamatory statements and utterances made by leaders of the South African Liberated Public Service Workers` Union (SALIPSWU), Thobile Ntola and Mbuyiseni Mathonsi against the South African Democratic Teachers` Union (SADTU) and certain of its leaders, SADTU and the affected leaders have initiated legal proceedings in both the Durban and Pretoria High Courts to sue for damages arising out of these reckless and defamatory statements.


SACTWU submits 2019 wage demands

19 March 2019

The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers` Union (SACTWU) has submitted its 2019 wage demands to employers, for those sectors for which the union is negotiating this year


COSATU Urges President Ramaphosa to Urgently Sign the National Credit (Debt Relief) Amendment Bill into law

18 March 2019

COSATU applauds the National Council of Provinces for passing the progressive National Credit Amendment (NCA) Bill. The Federation is calling on the President to move with speed and sign the NCA Bill into law. Workers have for too long battled to cope with the ever rising levels of debt.


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