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SAMWU Opposing Public Office Bearers Salary Increase

29 January 2015

The South African Municipal Workers’ 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.


COSATU NW and the sale of Oberon land

28 January 2015

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in the NW is congratulating the Department of Public Works, under the political leadership of the MEC Madoda Sambatha, for making sure that land which was sold by default is now back in the ownership of the provincial government and it will be used to create job opportunities for the poor working class, in particular farm workers and domestic workers, in the NW.


Limpopo Municipalities Starving Workers

28 January 2015

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) is appalled by Limpopo municipalities’ inefficiencies that have resulted in the starvation of workers. Municipal workers in the Vhembe District Municipality and Mopani District Municipality have not received their January salaries which were supposed to have been paid to them on Friday 23 January 2014.


FINALLY - it`s D-day for guilty racist employer!!

27 January 2015

Gloria Kente and SADSAWU will hear the fate of Andre Van Deventer at the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday 28 January 2015! We expect sentencing in the matter against the Racist, Mandela-hating, Face Spitting “white” man already found guilty by this, as well as the Equality Court..


COSATU hails Greek election victory

27 January 2015

The Congress of South African Trade Unions congratulates the radical left-wing party Syriza on its historic victory in the general election in Greece.

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