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COSATU response to the 2016 State of the Nation Address

12 February 2016

COSATU welcomes broad thrusts of President, JG Zuma`s State of the Nation Address delivered yesterday in Parliament. We are satisfied that the president has highlighted many important steps towards lifting the nation out of its economic crisis and placing it on the correct path.


DENOSA to lead Free State student nurses and nurses on a march to Bophelo House on collapsing health system

11 February 2016

DENOSA Learner Movement in Free State and all student nurses have decided to take their fight to the streets and march to the provincial department offices (Bophelo House) on 15 February to voice their grievances on the dysfunctional and severely understaffed health facilities in the province, and the bad consequences this is having on community members. Marching and protests seem to be the only language that Free State Department of Health (FSDoH) understands.


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 National Union of Mineworkers

10 February 2016

NUM welcomes the Competition Commission recommendation on job losses at Optimum Coal Mine.


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.


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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