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COSATU condemns the tragic killing of a SAMWU member outside the union offices

29 July 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions is deeply shocked and alarmed by the reports of the death of a SAMWU member ,following scuffles outside the union head offices in Johannesburg today. This follows a general meeting , where SAMWU members were picketing outside the union`s head offices today.


COSATU statement on 95th Anniversary of the SACP

29 July 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions wishes the South African Communist Party ,a successful and revolutionary 95th anniversary tomorrow. This unique milestone for the vanguard of the working class ,reflects its unquestionable credentials in the struggle for liberation and the pursuit of socialism in this country.


COSATU statement on the latest job losses as revealed by Statistics South Africa

29 July 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has noted with distress and terror the continuing job losses as revealed by Statistic South Africa`s latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey released yesterday. The latest figures show that our economy has shed over 129 000, in the second quarter.


SACCAWU press release on the JD Group protected wage strike

29 July 2016

About, 2 600 SACCAWU members have commenced a three-day protected strike, arising from an unresolved wage dispute with JD Group. The strike takes place in the context of a ruthless retrenchment programme, coupled with a brutal assault on terms and conditions of employment of workers ,which has been driven with military precision since the take-over of the JD Group by Steinhoff.


COSATU supports SACCAWU`s fight against Steinhoff/JD Group retrenchments and for a living wage

28 July 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions supports the nationwide three day strike { 29 July -1st August 2016} and the planned marches by the federations` affiliate the South African Commercial Catering and Allied Workers Union, { SACCAWU} ,against the company JD Group over stalled wage negotiations and the ongoing job losses.


Alpha Pharm Endangers Patient Lives

28 July 2016

Cosatu is supporting the strike by NEHAWU at Alpha Pharm, 15 Radnot Street in Parow Industrial. About 200 union members are out on strike complaining about unfair labour practices that have seen the employer paying them starvation wages and also refusing to give the black workers the same medical benefits as white workers.


COSATU continues to Fight for the Plight of Poor Workers of Isithebe

28 July 2016

COSATU in the Province of KwaZulu Natal welcomes the intervention by the Minister of Labour, Mildred Oliphant to attend to Isithebe issues. Isithebe was attacked by the public violent protest in March this year ,which left more than three thousand workers without employment.


Cosatu response to JP Smith charges of Crimen Injuria

27 July 2016

Cosatu has decided to take the path of Industrial relations through Samwu in relation to the discrimination against black metro Officers, re payment and benefits of employment


COSATU mourns the passing away of former SACCAWU President, Cde Amos Mothapo

27 July 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions sends its sincere condolences to the family and friends of the late former SACCAWU President, Comrade Amos Mothapo, who passed away after a bout of illness. Comrade Mothapo was a long serving COSATU CEC member, who led the retail sector trade union for many years. He waged a relentless fight against labour brokers and labour casualizations.


COSATU fully supports the planned strike by CEPPWAWU in the Petroleum Sector

27 July 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions supports its affiliate the Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers Union [CEPPWAWU] in its planned strike over wage negotiations against the employers in the chemical industry, the National Petroleum Employers Association.


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