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COSATU Condemns anti-ANC Zionist Rally in support of genocide against Palestinians by Israel

22 July 2014

COSATU is alarmed that 20 years into our democracy, we still have remnants of apartheid apologists and rogue elements within South African society, though isolated and very few, but remain determined to defend genocide and colonial occupation by Israel.

 

DENOSA Western Cape to hold its two-day Provincial Congress at Ritz Hotel in Sea Point on Thursday and Friday

22 July 2014

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) in Western Cape will be holding its two-day Provincial Congress from Thursday and Friday 24-25 July 2014 at Ritz Hotel in Sea Point at 09h00, under the theme: "Advancing Unity for Nurses"

 

COSATU Convenes Palestine Solidarity Forum - Invites Alliance, MDM, Solidarity Organisations and Civil society

22 July 2014

COSATU as part of the outraged world resulting from the unfolding genocide in Palestine, invites all progressive forces, particularly, the Alliance, Mass Democratic Movement, Solidarity organisations and Civil society to a Forum aimed at coordinating our joint responses to the calamity in Gaza.

 

NEHAWU is appalled by the extravagance of the Department of Public Works and their pampering of political leaders

22 July 2014

NEHAWU is appalled to hear that the Department of Public Works is spending millions of rands buying coffee tables and fridges and tables for the MPs and cabinet ministers. The Sunday Times reports that the department has “embarked on a multimillion rand shopping spree for MP’s and cabinet ministers, buying them new coffee tables, fridges, beds and dining suites” . This comes amid reports that the economy is stagnating and the poverty levels are escalating.

 

COSATU Limpopo supports the provincial march in solidarity with the people of Palestine – 25th July 2014

22 July 2014

COSATU in Limpopo joins millions of people, progressive trade unions and organizations world-wide in condemning in the strongest possible terms the continued aerial bombardment and killings of innocent women and children in the Gaza strip by the apartheid regime of Israel.

 

Special NUMSA National Executive Committee (NEC) Meeting – Tuesday 22 July 2014

22 July 2014

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) will be holding a Special National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting this AFTERNOON Tuesday 22 July 2014, at Vincent Mabuyakhulu Conference Centre, (opposite Numsa Head Office, 153 Bree (Cnr Gerard Sekoto) Streets, Newtown.

 

Final Declaration from the 3rd BRICS Trade Union Forum, held in Fortaleza, Brazil on the 15th-16th July, 2014.

22 July 2014

In the form of a summary, the following were the most remarkable achievements of this important Forum:

 

COSATU calls on the Department of Trade and Industry to be firm on export taxes

22 July 2014

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has noted that the Department of Trade and Industry is reported to have refused to include the prohibition of export taxes in the economic partnership agreement (EPA) between the European Union (EU) and Southern African countries.

 

Swazis to protest at Commonwealth Games

22 July 2014

Exiled Swazis living in the UK are to stage a demonstration at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Wednesday 23rd July in protest at the attendance of David Cruiser Ngcamphalala, Minister of Sport and a former Head of the Riot Police, who is accused of torturing and killing pro-democracy activists.

 

POPCRU`S reaction on the police budget vote

22 July 2014

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) welcomes the announcements by Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko during his debate on the Police budget vote in Parliament yesterday. The Minister has answered our long waited calls to the Police Ministry of professionalising the Police and reviewing the current South African Police Service Act.

 
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