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NUM to meet the Chamber of Mines today

08 October 2015

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) will be meeting the Chamber of Mines (COM) today at 12h00 for further coal sector negotiations. The NUM members in the coal sector are currently on strike which started last week Sunday.


SACTWU’s participation in COSATU’s National Protected Strike Action

07 October 2015

In early August 2015 the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) submitted a Section 77 notice - in terms of Section 77 (1) (b), in terms of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 - to the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC).


SACP message of solidarity to the workers during the occasion of the COSATU-led national protest action on the World Day for Decent Work delivered by General Secretary Cde Blade Nzimande

07 October 2015

Today the SACP is joining Cosatu, millions of South African workers as well as billions throughout the world in the struggle for decent work. Neo


The workers have spoken and others should listen!

07 October 2015

The Federation salutes all the COSATU members and supporters, who have heeded the call for a one day National Strike today.


Coal mining companies should accede to the legitimate and fair demands of workers

07 October 2015

The Congress of South African Trade Unions {Cosatu} is fully behind the strike by its affiliate the National Union of Mine workers {NUM} in the coal mining sector. We find it deplorable that the worker’s reasonable and legitimate demands are being rejected by the employer.


COSATU supports Minister Lynne Brown in opposing the privatisation of State Owned Enterprises

07 October 2015

Cosatu supports the Public Enterprises Minister, Ms Lynne Brown in her unmistakable opposition to the privatisation of State Owned Enterprises (SOEs). This posture is totally in line with the position of the federation that SOE’s should be kept under the control of government, and be used as a tool for economic transformation and also to drive the developmental agenda of the state.


World Day for Decent Work: “End Corporate Greed”

07 October 2015

Brussels, 6 October 2015 (ITUC OnLine): Trade unions around the world are once again mobilising on October 7, the World Day for Decent Work, under the banner “End Corporate Greed”, with activities stretching from Japan to Ecuador and South Africa to Russia. Activities in 33 countries have already been registered on the special website 2015.wddw.org, and many more will be uploaded to the site on October 7 and the following days.


COSATU Free State embarks on a strike action on October 7 in support of Section 77 Notice

07 October 2015

On September 26, 2015 in Bethlehem we launched our campaign to mobilize our member and workers in general to support the Section 77 notice for a one day Socio Economic Strike scheduled for October 07, 2015.


COSATU Western Cape concerned about the City misrepresenting the status of beaches to get blue flag status

06 October 2015

The beaches which got blue flag status and who deserves it are the mainly white area beaches in the City. The beaches of Mnandi and Strandfontein are death traps with real dangers to swimmers.


Happy 25th Anniversary to SADTU

06 October 2015

On this day, 6th October 1990, a giant teachers union was born in the belly of the apartheid beast ,to challenge the racist and evil system of oppression. We salute our militant and progressive affiliate ,the South African Democratic Teachers Union {SADTU} on their 25th anniversary ,and we also take the time to salute all teachers in South Africa and around the world.


COSATU on YouTube

Special National Congress

COSATU Photostream                 COSATU on Flikr

COSATU protest march in Cape Town
Cosatu Rolling Mass Action against e-Tolls, Nov 2013

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