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Tony Ehrenreich: Salary Challenge

18 May 2016

Following my challenge, to be transparent to the people of Cape Town, as well as requesting the Mayor De Lille and Premier Zille as well as ANC Leaders Fransman to declare their income and expenses to people of Cape Town, so that we can see how connected leaders are to communities, and the extent to which they profit from Political office


COSATU Central Executive Committee press briefing on Thursday next week

18 May 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions will convene a three day Central Executive Committee {CEC} meeting starting on Monday 23rd-25th of May 2016, to discuss a myriad of issues affecting the workers and the working class


COSATU statement on Pick N" Pay Racism

18 May 2016

Cosatu is appalled at the second act of racism in less than a month at Pick and Pay. The first act was the assault on the woman and child in Mitchells Plain. A type of event that would never happen in a predominantly white store of Pick and Pay, where security is not allowed to interact with customers.


POPCRU concerned about the Department of Basic Education`s leaked Ministerial Task Team Report

15 May 2016

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) finds it unacceptable that the Ministerial Task Team (MTT) that is commissioned by the Department of Basic Education to investigate the trading of posts for cash is being used to damage the name of our sister organisation, the South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) instead of focusing on what its founding objectives are


CWU KZN on 90% local content

13 May 2016

CWU KZN wishes to welcome the pronouncement by the SABC to play 90% local music. We believe that this will go a long way in ensuring that South Africans are patriotic and that they take their own music and culture seriously.


COSATU welcomes the South Gauteng High Court`s decision to allow the silicosis sufferers to institute a class action against the gold mining companies

13 May 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions welcomes the decision by the Johannesburg High Court to allow silicosis sufferers to institute class action against South Africa`s gold mining companies. This is huge victory for the thousands of former mineworkers, who contracted silicosis and pulmonary tuberculosis in the mines. COSATU encourages all affected miners and families of the deceased miners to ensure that they join this class action against these gold mining companies


COSATU KZN media briefing tomorrow

12 May 2016

COSATU in the Province of KwaZulu Natal invites all the Media Houses in the Media Briefing in which the Federation together with the Public Sector Unions will be clarifying its position on the Circular issued by the Acting Director General from the Office of the Premier on "Suspension of Performance Bonuses for the 2015/16 Performance Cycle": Salary Levels 1 to 16.


COSATU demands that Indian workers be sent out of South Africa

12 May 2016

COSATU is concerned that many workers are being imported from India to do work in the docks of Cape Town. The welding work that being done by Chemitech, to build tanks in the docks. The work that the Indian welders are doing can be done by many of the South African artisans who historically have worked for the shipping companies in the docks in Cape Town. Cosatu is calling on the Government to send these workers back to India, as South Africans can do the jobs.


COSATU supports the SABC`s decision to play 90% local music across its radio stations

12 May 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions congratulates the public broadcaster , SABC, on its decision to play 90% local music across its 18 radio stations. This is long overdue and it will go a long way in addressing the plight of South African musicians and also deal with Americanisation of our culture. This cultural hegemony has seen us abandoning our own musical heroes and heroines and spending millions of rands to promote foreign musicians. Our artists and musicians have died as paupers because of this isolation and deprivation.


COSATU welcomes the Supreme Court`s decision that Aurora directors are personally responsible for their company`s economic vandalism

12 May 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions welcomes the decision of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein, to deny, the five directors of mining company Aurora Empowerment systems, their leave to appeal the high court judgment, that said they should be held personally liable for damages of R1.5-billion. This is huge victory for the 5300 mineworkers that lost their livelihoods as a result of the looting and economic vandalism by the Aurora directors.


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