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DENOSA statement on the tragic death of nurses on their way to graduation

14 July 2016

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) in Eastern Cape has learnt with great shock the tragic death of four nurses from Lilitha College of Nursing`s Lusikisiki Campus yesterday while on their way to a graduation ceremony at the University of Fort Hare. The four nurses worked very hard to be among those who were graduating yesterday and today


COSATU supports the popular protests by the people of Zimbabwe for their rights

13 July 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) having consulted with the workers of Zimbabwe under their federation, the Zimbabwean Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) express its full support to the people of Zimbabwe for engaging in peaceful protests and stay-aways to demand government accountability after decades of suffering and serious economic decline caused by bad governance, corruption and economic mismanagement


DENOSA to host pre-Aids Conference meeting for nurses in Durban from 16 to 17 July at Durban ICC

13 July 2016

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) will be hosting a two-day nurses meeting from 16 to 17 July at Inkosi Albert Luthuli ICC in Durban in preparation for the Aids Conference that will start on 18 22 July at the same venue.


COSATU Deputy General Secretary in North West today

13 July 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions Deputy General Secretary, Comrade Solly Phetoe is visiting North West today, 13th July 2016 at Rustenburg. During his visit, amongst others, he will be meeting law enforcement agencies after a body of a worker was dug in a shallow grave, during the construction of a road along the Rustenburg R24 Highway.


COSATU is deeply concerned by the impending job losses at Sibanye Gold

12 July 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions is deeply concerned by reports that show that about 1700 jobs are at risk at Sibanye Gold after the company announced that it plans to close Cook 4 mine. We are reiterating our call for a timely intervention by government to this retrenchment crisis. It is unjust that workers who have contributed immensely to building this country`s economy are now being dumped to the unemployment scrap-heap by companies because they are experiencing a crisis of profits.


COSATU memorandum to Metro Rail City of Cape Town, Provincial Government and Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry

12 July 2016

This memorandum from Cosatu is presented to you on behalf of the thousands of members of Cosatu and non Cosatu workers and communities, who depend on public transport in the City of Cape Town. It raises with your good offices the importance of Public transport to working families to enhance their social and economic interest.


COSATU to do train station blitz for elections

12 July 2016

Cosatu will be doing a pamphlets blitz on the Cape Town train station on Thursday, 14 July 2016 at 06:30 hours until 08:00 hours. This canvassing session of Cosatu will include members of the ANC, and Cosatu will be calling on its members to vote ANC, as well as a special call on the public of Cape Town to vote ANC.


COSATU NW mourns the untimely passing of ANC Provincial Treasurer and also MEC of Social Development

11 July 2016

The Congress of South African Trade unions in the North West province has learned with sadness about the tragic passing of the ANC Provincial Treasurer and also the MEC for Social Development in the province, comrade Kgakgamatso Nkewu.


COSATU Mpumalanga accelerates its Elections Campaign in support of the ANC decisive victory in the elections

11 July 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in Mpumalanga is convening extra -ordinary meetings to mobilize its members and the general public to support the African National Congress in the 2016 Local Government Elections. The COSATU campaign includes blitzes at taxi ranks, bus ranks, malls and the door to door campaign. On the 12 and14 July 2016 COSATU in Mpumalanga will convene Regional Shopsteward Council meetings which will be addressed by the COSATU National Office Bearers.


NUM is deeply worried about retrenchments at Cooke 4

11 July 2016

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM is shocked and saddened with the notice they received from Sibanye Gold after they served the NUM with section 189 notice to retrench about 1, 702 permanent workers at its operation Cooke 4 in Westonaria, west of Johannesburg


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