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COSATU to make submission in Parliament` on Treasury`s planned sugar sweetened beverages tax -Wednesday 31 May

29 May 2017

COSATU will present its submissions on Treasury`s Proposed Tax on Sugar Sweetened Beverages to the Standing Committee on Finance and Portfolio Committee on Health`s public hearings at 10am, Wednesday 31 May, Good Hope Chamber, Parliament.


SADTU rejects the fictitious Business Day article on the Public Service

26 May 2017

The South African Democratic Teachers Union has noted with disdain a front page article by the Business Day on the 25th of May titled: "PSA, FEDUSA alliance to change labour landscape". The article is very remote from the truth and facts about the Public Service Bargaining Council. The fact that the editor of the publication even allowed it to leave the concerned journalist`s desk into the pages of this publication remains a mystery.


LIMUSA Condemns disinvestment decision by General Motors in South Africa

26 May 2017

The Liberated Metalworkers Union of South Africa condemns in the strongest terms possible General Motors for its disregard, from the outset, of consultation with organised workers in South Africa when the company`s global headquarters conceived of the restructuring in the first place.


COSATU denounces the DA and Herman Mashaba`s double standards

26 May 2017

The Congress of South African Trade Unions denounces the double standards applied by the Democratic Alliance and the Mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba, who have been pontificating in public about good governance and presenting themselves as anti corruption crusaders, while they themselves are engaged in nefarious activities,.


NEHAWU condemns distortion by Business Day

26 May 2017

The National Education Health & Allied Workers` Union [NEHAWU] condemns the distortion and misrepresentation of facts in yesterday`s edition of the Business Day.


Business Day newspaper must chase facts over personal opinions

26 May 2017

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) notes with consternation the inaccurate, misleading and shoddy craft of journalism on the front page article by the Business Day newspaper titled "PSA, Fedusa alliance to change labour landscape" issued on the 25th May 2017.


COSATU 6th Central Committee media accreditation tags to be collected today at 14:30 at COSATU House

26 May 2017

The Congress of South African Trade Unions will hold its 6th Central Committee meeting between the 29th of May and 1st of June 2017 at St Georges Conference Centre, Irene Pretoria. This four day Central Committee meeting will be held under the 12th National Congress Theme - "Unity and Cohesion of COSATU to advance the National Democratic Revolution [NDR] for Socialism".


NUM statement on the upcoming Cosatu Central Committee

26 May 2017

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is looking forward to a maximum participation by delegates at the Congress of South African Trade Union (Cosatu)`s Central Committee (CC)which is scheduled to starts next week.


COSATU welcomes and congratulates Socialist President Lenin Moremo for winning Ecuador`s historic elections

25 May 2017

When pundits had declared Latin America and the progressive forces in that region, particularly socialist forces as "defeated" by US imperialism, Ecuador and its people have decisively proven them wrong. The victory of President Lenin Moremo in Ecuador, who was Deputy to President Rafael Correa, who exited after 10 years in power, marked the consolidation of progressive forces and continued resilience of the momentum for popular and socialist alternatives in Latin America and the global south in general.


COSATU statement on Africa Day - Inspiring the birth of a new Africa

25 May 2017

Today, the 25th May marks the day on which Africa cautiously celebrates the historic moment on which our great forbearers pioneered formation of the OAU to unite, lead and advance the aspirations of the African people, which at the time suffered colonial oppression. This offers the right moment for thorough and rigorous self-introspection and critical reflection regarding our onward journey towards freedom from poverty, oppression and for the sustainable development of its people.


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