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COSATU NOB`s visits families of Lily mine workers

26 May 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions Deputy General Secretary has joined the delegation led by the National Union of Mineworkers at Lily mine around Barberton to continue to support the families of the three trapped mine workers.

 

COSATU CEC 23-25 May 2016 Statement

26 May 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions held a scheduled meeting of its Central Executive Committee from 23-25 May 2016, attended by the national office bearers, and representatives of its affiliated unions and provincial structures.

 

COSATU CEC calls on President Jacob Zuma to intervene and stop the attacks on the NHI especially from inside government

25 May 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Union`s Central Executive Committee is deeply concerned that National Health Insurance is departing from the framework that was developed by the Alliance ,through the ANC Education and Health Subcommittee, Alliance Summits, and the 2009 and 2014 manifestos

 

COSATU views an attack on SADTU as an attack on the federation

25 May 2016

The Congress of the South African Trade Unions rejects the legal threats by the department of Basic Education directed at SADTU ,after the union called on its members to join a picket tomorrow protesting overcrowding, at our township and rural schools. The issues that are being raised by SADTU have an effect on the health of both teachers and learners.

 

COSATU Free State supports DENOSA-led campaign for unemployed Nurses displaying their plight on streets of Bloemfontein

25 May 2016

COSATU Free State has noted with deep concern the situation which led to Professional Nurses who have just completed their community services and remaining unemployed forced to stand at the street corners in Bloemfontein, clad in their uniform to demonstrate their plight of being unemployed

 

REMINDER: COSATU post -Central Executive Committee meeting press briefing tomorrow

25 May 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions is currently in the last day of its Central Executive Committee {CEC} meeting that started on Monday. The meeting is discussing a myriad of issues affecting the workers and the working class

 

COSATU Africa Day Statement

24 May 2016

COSATU joins the millions of Africans on the continent and in the diaspora in celebrating the day which is our common heritage and space for reflection about the present and the future of our beloved continent.

 

COSATU commends President Jacob Zuma for signing the Revenue Laws Amendment Act

24 May 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions welcomes President Jacob Zuma`s signing of the Revenue Laws Amendment Act (provident funds) into law. This Act represents a major victory for workers and COSATU. Government has agreed to COSATU and workers` demands to stop the Taxation Laws Amendment Act`s compulsory annuitisation of provident funds.

 

Joint SACP-COSATU statement on the 25th Eritrean National Independence Day

24 May 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) salute the People`s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ) and the resilient people of Eritrea on the special occasion of the 25th Silver Jubilee Independence Commemoration.

 

COSATU supports the NUM`s march to Gold Fields South Deep mine against victimisation and lack of transformation

24 May 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions supports the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) march to the Gold Fields South Deep mine today. The union will hand over a memorandum raising a myriad of issues including unfair labour practices. We support the NUM in opposing the company`s five year Employment Equity plan for 2016 and are also are behind its call for the transformation of the mine management that remains dominated by white people

 

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