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SAMWU North West Elects New Leadership

02 March 2015

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) in the North West held a successful 13th Provincial Congress held from the 25th to 27th February 2015 in Orkney, North West.


FAWU March Against Abuse of Merchandisers

02 March 2015

The Food and Allied Workers’ Union [FAWU] in North- West will stage a march on Saturday, 28 February 2015 in Ganyesa, North- West to highlight the horrific treatment of merchandisers by managers at the local Shoprite store.


Group of 8 Cosatu Unions Press Statement

02 March 2015

South Africa continues to be ravaged by the crisis of poverty, unemployment and inequality and the black and African working class are its worst victims. Black working class women and youth are in a state of hopelessness, desperation and despondency. Increasing numbers of school leavers are swelling the accumulating pool of the unemployed.


NUM statement on the so-called 9 affiliates

02 March 2015

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) calls on the so-called 9 affiliates who held a press conference and the march to Cosatu headquarters this week that their behaviour is an indication that their energy is directed in the wrong place.


SADTU NEC media statement

02 March 2015

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of SADTU met on 26 and 27 February 2015 and took decisions on pertinent issues affecting among others - the union, education, and the situation in the country. The NEC took decisions on the following:


COSATU pays tribute to Moses Kotane and JB Marks

02 March 2015

The Congress of South African Trade Unions welcomes home the remains of two great revolutionary struggle heroes - Moses Kotane and JB Marks - and urges all our members to come out in force to give them a heroes’ welcome at the reburial ceremonies.


SAMWU not Marching to COSATU

02 March 2015

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) has learnt through media reports that our sister unions in COSATU would be marching to COSATU Head Offices on the 27th February in protest against the expulsion of NUMSA from COSATU.


COSATU’s response to Budget 2015

02 March 2015

In our expectations statement yesterday, COSATU set out clearly how we would measure the 2015 budget, including whether it aggressively stimulated the economy and job creation, promoted economic transformation and redistribution, tackled poverty and inequality, and actively supported the agenda of industrialisation. COSATU will study the budget proposals in detail and issue a comprehensive response later, in relation to these and other objectives we set out in our statement.


SADTU reacts to the budget speech

02 March 2015

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) welcomes Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s budget speech delivered in parliament yesterday. We welcome the fact that the budget allocation for education continues to increase. R640 billion will be allocated to basic education during the next three years.


DENOSA Gauteng responds to overcrowding at Mamelodi Hospital

26 February 2015

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) in Gauteng would like to put it on record that overcrowding at Mamelodi Hospital is one of the reasons we marched to the Premier’s office to hand over the memorandum in November 2013.

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