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COSATU condemns the vandalism on Metro Rail railway lines

31 July 2014

COSATU unreservedly condemns the vandalism that is taking place on the railway lines in Cape Town. COSATU calls on drastic action by the police against these criminals who are sabotaging the economy of the country. COSATU further calls on employers to be considerate of the late arrival of workers in the light of this crisis.

 

CWU statement on comments made by its president on Hlaudi Motsoeneng

31 July 2014

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) would like to set the record straight regarding comments made by its President, Comrade Cecil Mokhantso, regarding the controversial permanent appointment of Mr Hlaudi Motsoeneng as Chief Operations Officer of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).

 

COSATU concerned at Auditor-General’s report

31 July 2014

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has noted with concern the report on South Africa’s municipalities and municipal entities for the 2012-13 financial year by Auditor-General (AG) Kimi Makwetu.

 

COSATU condemns Metro Rail’s response to the train crisis and calls on Minister to intervene

31 July 2014

COSATU is outraged at the response of Metro Rail; that it will shut down the Central line that operates between Langa, Bellville, Mitchells Plain, Khayelitsha, Belhar and other related stations. This clearly is punishing commuters for the actions of criminals, which is totally unacceptable.

 

DENOSA supports call for Palliative Care nurses to be given powers to prescribe morphine

31 July 2014

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) pledges its full support to the Alliance for Access to Palliative Care in its calls for the country’s nursing regulatory body, the South African Nursing Council (SANC), to provide rights to nurses in palliative care to prescribe morphine for patients who suffer unbearable pain especially in hospices and their homes.

 

SACTWU to conduct strike ballot in home textiles sector

31 July 2014

The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has issued notice to conduct a strike ballot in the home textiles sector. The ballot commenced, yesterday 30 July 2014, after unresolved wage negotiations in the sector.

 

6th SADTU North West Provincial Conference

31 July 2014

SADTU North West will be holding its 6th Triennial Provincial Conference from the 1st to the 3rd of August 2014 at Mmabatho Palms Hotel in Mahikeng.

 

COSATU condemns the vandalism on Metro Rail railway lines

31 July 2014

COSATU unreservedly condemns the vandalism that is taking place on the railway lines in Cape Town. COSATU calls on drastic action by the police against these criminals who are sabotaging the economy of the country. COSATU further calls on employers to be considerate of the late arrival of workers in the light of this crisis.

 

COSATU condemns SANDF’s discrimination against people with HIV

31 July 2014

The Congress of South African Trade Unions is shocked that the SA National Defence Force has cancelled the contracts of two women recruits because they tested HIV-positive. They have challenged the decision and taken the SANDF to court. The judge’s verdict is awaited.

 

COSATU condemns NERSA for allowing ESKOM tariff increase through the back door

31 July 2014

The Congress of South African Trade Unions strongly condemns NERSA for allowing Eskom to recover R7818 million from customers to cover its purported over-expenditure over the 2010-2013 period, a decision taken without any consultation with stakeholders.

 
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