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NEHAWU ends strike at the Agricultural Research Council [ARC]

20 July 2017

The National Education Health & Allied Workers` Union [NEHAWU] has ended its strike at the Agricultural Research Council [ARC]. The strike comes to an end after both parties signed a wage settlement agreement yesterday.

 

DENOSA relieved that KZN nurses finally got their Uniform Allowance today

20 July 2017

After almost two weeks of embarking on a passive protest by not wearing the torn uniform in demand of payment of Uniform Allowance that should have been paid in April this year, the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) in KwaZulu-Natal is relieved that nurses in public hospitals in the province were finally paid their uniform allowance on today (20 July 2017), although a quarter of a year later!

 

POPCRU elated over the reversal of all restructuring processes imposed in the SAPS

20 July 2017

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) is delighted about the reversal of all unilaterally-driven implementations of restructuring processes within the South African Police Service (SAPS) that had been imposed under the directive of the suspended acting Police National Commissioner Kgomotso Phahlane, which had brought about widespread confusion and intentionally undermined bargaining council agreements.

 

NUM has noted the release of Eskom Integrated Results yesterday

20 July 2017

The NUM has noted the release of the Eskom integrated Results which reflects an EBITDA of R38 billion, representing an increase of 14, 4%. However, the net profit has declined from R4.6 billion to R1 billion. This indicates that Eskom is galloping into financial distress.

 

COSATU condemns the intimidation and vilification of those who are speaking up against corruption

19 July 2017

The Congress of South African Trade Unions is deeply worried by the escalation in political violence and incidents of intimidation in the country. This lack of political tolerance is deeply troubling and we call on all political leaders to speak out openly against it. The federation is happy to hear that both the National Parliament and the SAPS have at long last acknowledged the threats directed at Comrade Makhosi Khoza and are committed to offering her the necessary protection.

 

NEHAWU currently preparing for a strike at NHLS

19 July 2017

The National Education Health & Allied Workers` Union [NEHAWU] is currently preparing for a national strike at the National Health Laboratory Service [NHLS]. This looming strike is a result of the failed wage negotiations between the employer and organised labour.

 

COSATU Statement on BRICS Trade Unions Forum meeting in China, 24th - 27th July, 2017

18 July 2017

COSATU will be participating in next week`s BRICS Trade Unions Forum meeting in Beijing, through our delegation led by the General Secretary, Cde Bheki Ntshalintshali. This meeting will be coupled with that of the Employment and Labour Ministers in Chongqing same week, which shall also be then joined by both Labour and Business. These engagements are very critical to the progress required for BRICS to be on a different level in the context of the global crisis and the situations facing workers in our various countries.

 

COSATU condemns the dismissal of South African Social Security Agency CEO Thokozani Magwaza from his position

18 July 2017

COSATU has noted with concern the manner in which SASSA CEO Thokozani Magwaza has been pushed out of the department. We strongly condemn the intimidation tactics and death threats that have been directed at him and we call on parliament to demand answers over his departure. The federation reiterates its position that Minister Bathabile Dlamini is no longer an asset to the department but she has become a liability.

 

The Board of Eskom should be disbanded and investigated for alleged corruption and wasteful expenditure

18 July 2017

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has noted the reports that Eskom is facing a cash crisis and we reiterate our position that the Eskom Board should be disbanded and investigated. We are disturbed by the government`s hands-off approach in dealing with the crisis at Eskom.

 

NUM is concerned about the continued intimidations of its member at PMG mine in the Northern Cape

18 July 2017

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is deeply worried about continued intimidations, harassments, suspensions and assaults of its members by the mine management at the PMG Mine in the Northern Cape.

 

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