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Media Accreditation Application for the COSATU 13th National Congress

20 August 2018

The media accreditation application process for the upcoming 13th COSATU National Congress is now open. The application process will be closed on the 07th of September 2018.


LIMUSA mourns the passing of the former UN Secretary General and son of the Soil - Kofi Annan

19 August 2018

The Liberated Metalworkers Union of South Africa has noted and received with great sadness the news of the passing of the former Secretary General of the United Nations and a Noble Peace Prize laureate, Mr Kofi Annan.


NUM Matlosana Region to embark on a protest march to Harmony Gold in Matlosana next week Tuesday

19 August 2018

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) Matlosana Region will march to the uncaring, untransformed and exploitative Harmony Gold in Vaal Reefs Orkney. Harmony Gold bought various shafts in Vaal Reefs Orkney from AngloGold Ashanti and took over the operations in March 2018.


NUM KwaZulu-Natal Region meets Umhlabuyalingana Municipality and Eskom

19 August 2018

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) had a meeting with Mhlabuyalingana Municipality on 17th August 2018 to clear issues of confusion between the municipality and Eskom employees who are NUM members.


DENOSA Gauteng calls on nurses not to wear uniform from today until Department pays Uniform Allowance

17 August 2018

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) in Gauteng condemns the Gauteng Department of Health`s unwillingness to pay nurses their uniform allowance despite the Department of Public Service and Administrations issuing a directive for it to pay uniform allowance to nurses. The matter of uniform allowance is a concluded collective bargaining matter and doesn`t need to be negotiated but implemented.


SADTU`S position on the re-appointment of educators with a break-in service has been vindicated

16 August 2018

SADTU Limpopo Province is delighted by the fact that the Limpopo Department of Education has finally relented on the issue of the reappointment of educators with a break-in service by issuing circular No 125 of 2018, which in essence is a withdrawal of the position previously held by the employer on same. The union has been using every available platform including the Provincial Education Labour Relations Council to address the matter to no avail. We had also recently filed papers in the Polokwane High Court to declare the department`s actions unlawful and unconstitutional and the matter was set down to be heard on 21 August, 2018.


NEHAWU to picket at NSFAS offices tomorrow in Cape Town after expiry of ultimatum and CEO refusal to resign

16 August 2018

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers` Union [NEHAWU] will go ahead with its planned picket tomorrow at the offices of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme [NSFAS] after the expiry of the ultimatum given to the CEO to vacate office.


Latest update on Eskom wage negotiations update

16 August 2018

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has resolved to sign the Eskom`s three year agreement on wages and condition of employment for all employees in the bargaining unit, provided the power utility does not press ahead with its intention to discipline its own employees.


COSATU mourns the death of Samir Amin

16 August 2018

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has learned with deep sadness about the death of the renowned Marxist thinker and economist, Samir Amin who passed away on Sunday, 12th August 2018 on the eve of his 87th birthday.


NUM Media Statement on its response to Sibanye Stillwater Health and Safety Status

16 August 2018

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) met with the Department of Mineral`s (DMR) Parliamentary Portfolio Committee (PPC) today on the 16th August 2018 in Johannesburg. The objective of the meeting was to present to the PPC, on its concerns regarding Sibanye Stillwater`s health and safety performance and the culture of the company that impacts on its health and safety performance. This presentation will assist the committee to enhance its functions in addressing mining challenges.


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