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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.


Palestine group BDS SA commemorates Holocaust Day

27 January 2015

Today the Palestine solidarity and human rights organization BDS South Africa (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel in South Africa) joins the millions of people around the world in commemorating the 10th International Holocaust Remembrance Day.


JP Smith does nothing without a press statement

27 January 2015

The City’s Mayoral Committee member for Safety, JP Smith, does nothing without a press statement. He sent out a press statement to say that he is getting up this morning and going to visit a school. If he spent half the time on a coherent programme to address safety problems as he does on press statements, then we would have found solutions to the crisis that got worse under his watch.


Outcomes of DENOSA 7th National Congress

26 January 2015

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) reconvened its 7th National Congress from 22 to 24 January at Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg, which it had adjourned on 1 November 2014.


COSATU outraged at White on Black violence and murder in Western Cape

26 January 2015

COSATU sends its condolences to the family of the young man who was shot dead at a Garage over the weekend. This adds to the increasing number of attacks by on Blacks by Whites in the Western Cape. The fact that this Province has a greater amount of racial attacks must be investigated and stopped.


COSATU Mpumalanga condemns the attack on SACP Mpumalanga Memorial Lecture

26 January 2015

The brutal and violent attack on the SACP members who were attending the Joe Slovo and Jimmy Mohlala memorial lecture on 25 January 2015 at KaNyamazane Hall in Mpumalanga, is condemned in the strongest possible terms by COSATU in the province.


Passing Away of comrade Mtholephi Mthimkhulu, SATAWU Workers and a mine Worker

23 January 2015

COSATU in KZN passes its heartfelt condolences to the family of comrade Mtholephi Mthimkhulu, a cadre of the ANC who has served in several important portfolios in the Legislature and the movement, which includes, MEC of Agriculture, Deputy Speaker and Chief Whip of both the ANC and the Legislature.


Tony Ehrenreich to Share his Wages/Income

23 January 2015

COSATU Secretary and City Council Councillor will hand over his salary/ income to a board of 4 persons to distribute to worthy causes. The board will allocate an amount not greater than an artisan’s salary [an artisan is the highest salary amongst workers] to Tony, for his expenses. The R20 000 Council stipend as well as the speaking fees [of up to R10 000 an hour] that Tony gets, will be allocated to the projects that advances the interest of workers.

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