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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.


NUM statement on the 2015 Budget speech by Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene

26 February 2015

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) noted the budget speech by the Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, but we are concerned that the Minister decided to raise personal income tax by 1%.


COSATU North West perturbed by farm workers` eviction

26 February 2015

The Congress of South African Trade Union in North West is highly disappointed by the attitude of the Police Officer, who attacked poor farm workers evicted in the farm without following a proper procedure.


No worker should die on the line of duty

26 February 2015

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in the Western Cape region has learnt with shock and disgust about the death of a worker at CSV construction site in Pinelands, Cape Town about a week ago. Whilst within a short space of time we also witnessed another loss of life on Tuesday, 24th February 2015 where a civilian riding a motorbike was involved and died at the scene where his bike hit the construction machine.


Mswati’s HIV-Aids idiocy highlights our bitter struggle

26 February 2015

Swaziland’s absolute ruler, [i]Mswati III, adds a grotesque twist to Marx’s observation that history repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce.


DENOSA Eastern Cape pleased with Premier`s State of the Province Address

26 February 2015

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) in Eastern Cape is pleased with the State of the Province Address on health aspects as delivered by Premier of the province, Pumullo Masualle.

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