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Shopsteward Volume 27: Special Bulletin

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COSATU Gauteng calls on ANC Chairperson David Makhura to act against MEC of Sports and Recreation, Faith Mazibuko

14 March 2019

COSATU in Gauteng is dismayed by the outburst by the MEC of Sports and Recreation, Faith Mazibuko. That outburst is a reflection of the abuse of workers by political deployees on a daily basis. Workers are intimidated for refusing to do the wrong things. It was wrong, childish and foolish by the MEC to even threaten to expel those who are serving the people of Gauteng with integrity.


RE: SAEPU condemns the arrest and sexual harassement/abuse of Gugu Ncube who was charged for public indecency

14 March 2019

It is alleged that she was sexually abused by the Senior at Unisa and costed her job.


The Department of Labour needs to decisively act against obstinate employers who refuse to comply with the National Minimum Wage Act

14 March 2019

COSATU notes with disillusionment the Department of Labour (DOL)`s commitment to name and shame employers who fail to pay the National Minimum Wage (NMW) by the end of March. Whilst this is important and will hopefully help put pressure on intransigent employers comply with the NMW Act, it is a big problem that the department is only doing this three months after the NMW came into effect.


POPCRU to hold a Media Conference on Sunday

14 March 2019

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) National Office-bearers (NOBs) will be holding a media conference in addressing matters relating to recent developments within the Criminal Justice Cluster in its entirety.


SATAWU Reaction to Current Closure of Taxi Ranks and Routes in Soweto

14 March 2019

The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) has learned through media reports about the closure of six (6) taxi routes and ranks in Soweto for the next three (3) months.


NEHAWU to convene memorial lecture on Cde Yure Mdyogolo tomorrow 12 pm in East London

13 March 2019

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers` Union [NEHAWU] will tomorrow [Thursday, March 14, 2019] convene a memorial lecture on the life and times of its founding General Secretary Cde Yure Mdyogolo in East London, Eastern Cape.


NEHAWU to report back to Eastern Cape department of transport members on progress made on their issues

13 March 2019

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers` Union [NEHAWU] will report back to its members at the Eastern Cape Department of Transport on yesterday`s meeting outcomes regarding the resolutions of issues raised by the national union


SATAWU sends condolences to Ethopian Airlines Trade Union

13 March 2019

The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU), an affiliate of the Congress of the South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF), has sent its heartfelt condolences to its sister union, the Ethiopian Airlines Basic Trade Union, following the death of 149 passengers and eight crew members in a plane crash on Sunday


The latest FNB discrimination revelations are a confirmation that our government is captive to the narrow interests of the rentier financial capitalists

12 March 2019

The recent media revelations that FNB is discriminating against black people by overcharging them are not surprising because this bank has been doing this for a very long time. What is more surprising is the fact that the regulators have done very little to deal with this problem that has existed for more than fifteen years.


Thousands of NUM Eskom members to march to ANC headquarters Luthuli House

12 March 2019

The Special Energy National Shopstewards Council of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) met today in Midrand to assess the frustrations workers are facing on a daily at the power utility, Eskom. The Council discussed and placed a special focus on the proposed unbundling of Eskom, dividing it into three entities.


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