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Poor planning by Eskom management is at the centre of the continued load shedding in the country

04 December 2018

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), through its branches across the country, has investigated the real causes of load shedding as it is busy ravaging the country`s economy and frustrating the poor working class.Poor planning by management is at the centre of this current electricity cut-offs. The main contributor is the reduction of maintenance budget aimed at cutting costs and the low morale as well as demotivated workers, especially highly skilled operators.


COSATU statement on the third quarter GDP numbers

04 December 2018

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has noted the report that shows that South Africa`s economy, as measured by the GDP has grown by 2,2 % during the third quarter of the year. These are positive and welcome news, although it is worth remembering that GDP is but one indicator of economic development and does not factor in other indicators such as unemployment and income inequality.


POPCRU welcomes the appointment of Adv. Shamila Batohi as the new NDPP Head

04 December 2018

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) welcomes the appointment of Advocate Shamila Batohi as the new National Directorate of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) head.


COSATU welcomes the Supreme Court of Appeals ruling clearing COSATU of Anti-Semitism and hate speech allegations

04 December 2018

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) welcomes the ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeals that upheld our appeal against the Equality court`s ruling that found COSATU guilty of anti-Semitism and hate speech.


COSATU calls for the Steinhoff looters to be prosecuted for stealing and mismanaging workers retirement savings

04 December 2018

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has learned with disgust that GEPF`s R4, 3 billion investments in Steinhoff has been written off as worthless. This is happening because the so called "accounting scandal" by the Steinhoff fraudsters and criminals wiped off over R200bn of the company`s value.


DENOSA Limpopo to host Provincial Congress in Tzaneen between 6 and 8 December

04 December 2018

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) in Limpopo will be holding its 8th Provincial Congress from 6 to 8 December at Karibu Lodge in Tzaneen where it will review the progress made over the four-year term to date, as well as electing provincial office bearers to lead the term until 2022.


SADTU Western Cape to launch its communications APP

04 December 2018

SADTU Western Cape, in collaboration with COSATU and other stakeholders, has developed a communication APP which will benefit both teachers and learners in the country.


DENOSA KZN calls on Health Department to address the grievances of mortuary workers as nurse`s work is also affected

03 December 2018

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) in KZN calls on the provincial Department of Health to speedily resolve the issue of employees working in mortuaries in various facilities, because it is now compromising the work of nurses as well.


COSATU Modimole and Mookgophong to march for service delivery

30 November 2018

COSATU in the Waterberg district, specifically Modimolle and Mookgophong is demanding the government to deliver deserved services to workers and the community at large.


COSATU welcomes Portfolio Committee: Home Affairs` adoption of Civil Unions Amendment Bill

30 November 2018

COSATU applauds the Portfolio Committee`s adoption of the Civil Unions Amendment Bill. This is a progressive and long overdue step forward. We appreciate the patriotic approach of the sponsoring MP, Ms. D. Carter, as well as the ANC and other MPs in the Committee who supported the bill.


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