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Unemployment Insurance Amendment Bill Parliamentary Public Hearings

02 February 2016

COSATU will present its submission on the Unemployment Insurance Amendment Bill to Parliament`s public hearings at 9am Wednesday 3 February at Parliament`s Old Assembly Chamber


COSATU welcomes the Avondale School Victory

02 February 2016

COSATU welcomes the victory scored by the learners, parents and teachers of Avondale to get the educational resources at their school improved!. The parents took action against Zille and her Government and forced the education department to fix the problems at their school.


NUM members to picket outside Afrisam`s Ulco offices in Kimberley

02 February 2016

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) Kimberley Region will stage a protest march against Afrisam on Thursday, 04th February 2016. NUM members are angered by white supremacy and highly dismayed and disturbed by the manner in which Afrisam management embraces and protects Racism.


NUM statement on the "supposed" leaked submission to the Competition Commission

02 February 2016

The National Union Mineworkers (NUM) has noticed the on-going publication of Business Report on the pending Optimum Coal Transaction and the current Competition Commission process. We are gravely concerned about the publication of our "submission" on the acquisition of the relevant assets, at this point, we can only comment or make a further submission to the competition commission or relevant tribunal process.


Reminder: COSATU to convene a Special Central Executive Committee this week

02 February 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions will convene a Special Central Executive Committee {SCEC} meeting this week, Wednesday the 3rd of February 2016, to discuss the Taxation Law Amendment Act / Provident Fund campaign.


City of Cape Town Speaker, Dirk Smit and Provincial Government`s Brent Gerber`s nepotism deepens

01 February 2016

The report that revealed how City Speaker, Smit and Provincial Government`s Brent Gerber organised jobs for each other`s kids in their spheres of Government, deepens. The truth of the matter is that Smit organised a job for Gerber`s son in his Department and that Gerber organised a job for Smit`s son in Provincial Government.


NUM Youth Structure National Committee Meeting held from the 28th to the 29th of January 2016

29 January 2016

The National Union of Mineworkers Youth Structure (NUM-YS) held its first National Committee Meeting for the year 2016 starting from 28th to the 29th of January 2016 at Elijah Barayi Memorial Training Centre in Midrand. We met as per our year plan that mandates us to meet quarterly to evaluate the progress in as far our program is concerned.


COSATU Memorandum handed over 29 January 2016

29 January 2016

We the parents, educators, community members, supported by COSATU, come together today to express our disgust at the shocking treatment learners of Avondale Primary School is subjected to by the Provincial government and its Provincial Education Department.


SADTU in Limpopo condemns irresponsible and desperate electioneering by political parties targeting schools in the Province

29 January 2016

SADTU Limpopo Province has noted with serious concern that some political parties are visiting schools and addressing during school hours encouraging learners to boycott classes, burn municipal property, Departmental Circuit offices and schools demanding additional teachers, buildings and water provisions.


SAMWU Statement on the Corruption at Vhembe District Municipality

29 January 2016

The South African Municipal Workers Union in Limpopo province is disturbed by the duplication of security services by the Vhembe District Municipality. We view this action as a waste of tax payer`s money since the municipality is at the brink of collapse.


COSATU on YouTube

Cosatu's Sizwe Pamla on the new tax laws

COSATU Photostream                 COSATU on Flikr

COSATU protest march in Cape Town
Cosatu Rolling Mass Action against e-Tolls, Nov 2013

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