Corona Virus (COVID-19): All you need to know

Let us fight the spread of Corona Virus (COVID-19) together. As common practice, persons directly exposed to the virus are advised to undergo a process of self-quarantine for 14 days. We urge workers and all South Africans to regularly wash their hands for at least 20 seconds with an alcohol-based detergent, avoid unnecessary travel and […]

COSATU CEC Statement -February 2021

 The Congress of South African Trade Unions held a scheduled meeting of its Central Executive Committee (CEC) from 22-24 February 2021, attended by National Office Bearers, the leadership of affiliated unions and provincial structures.  The meeting remembered all those who have lost their lives from COVID-19 and other diseases over the last year, especially the […]

COSATU celebrates the 45th Anniversary of the Saharawi Republic

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) joins the global progressive movement in celebrating the 45th Anniversary of the Saharawi Republic’s Proclamation. We salute the sacrifices and resistance of the Saharawi people and praise the achievements of 45 years under the wise and gallant leadership of the Frente Polisario, the only and legitimate representative […]

COSATU statement on the 2020 Matric results

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) notes and welcome the 2020 National Senior Certificate (Matric) results that were released by the Department of Basic Education. We congratulate all learners who have passed and encourage those who were unsuccessful not to give up. The government needs to provide the necessary support to all students […]

NEHAWU STATEMENT ON THE 2021 BUDGET SPEECH

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) notes the tabling of the 2021 Appropriation Bill, 2021 Special Appropriation Bill, 2021 Division of Revenue Bill, Budget Review, and the Estimates of National Expenditure by the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, in Parliament today. Once again, NEHAWU reiterates its rejection of government’s Neoliberal Economic Reconstruction […]

SADTU IN FREE STATE CONGRATULATES MATRICULANTS OF 2020

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union in Free State congratulates the matric class of 2020 for their sterling performance in the 2020 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations. The Free State province has once again demonstrated the commitment of learners, parents, departmental officials, support staff and most importantly, the teachers by achieving 85.1%. This absolute achievement […]

COSATU three-day CEC Meeting in session

The Congress of South African Trade Unions is on the second day of its three-day ordinary Central Executive Committee [CEC] meeting that will finish tomorrow on Wednesday 24th  of February 2021. The CEC will be discussing issues affecting the workers and the working class in general. This will be followed up by a standard media […]

COSATU in Solidarity with SAFTU on its planned national strike tomorrow

 The Congress of South African Trade Unions fully support the South African Federation of Trade Unions in its planned national strike, tomorrow, in response to the economic crisis engulfing the country. The latest job figures are a scathing indictment on policy makers and the decision-makers, especially the National Treasury.  COVID 19 has exposed the shortcomings […]

COSATU statement on the unemployment figures

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has noted the latest quarterly employment statistics that show that unemployment has increased by 1,7 percentage points to 32.5% in the fourth quarter of 2020. These appalling and scandalous numbers are the highest on record in this country. In reality, more than 50% of working-age people are unemployed […]

SADTU STATEMENT ON THE 2020 NATIONAL SENIOR CERTIFICATE (MATRIC) RESULTS

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) welcomes the 2020 National Senior Certificate (Matric) results.  The decline in the pass rate, compared to the 2019’s 81,3%, does not come as a surprise following the disruptions experienced in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 Class deserves our outmost praise for enduring the most challenging […]

COSATU Gauteng Statement on the SOPA expectations

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in Gauteng is looking forward to the State of the Province Address (SOPA) to be made by Premier David Makhura on the 23 February 2021. We expect the Premier to provide a report on the programs and projects he announced in the 2021 SOPA. Part of the progress […]

COSATU Budget Expectations Statement

 The Congress of South African Trade Unions is looking forward to the upcoming Budget Speech to be tabled in Parliament on Wednesday 24 February 2021. We hope that the National Treasury will table a budget that speaks to the many commitments of the President’s State of the Nation Address (SONA).  We do not need a […]

COSATU three-day CEC starting tomorrow

The Congress of South African Trade Unions will convene a three-day ordinary Central Executive Committee [CEC] meeting starting tomorrow – Monday the 22nd to the 24th  of February 2021 to discuss issues affecting the workers and the working class in general. This will be followed up by a standard media briefing to communicate the outcomes […]

NUM SUPPORT ANY INITIATIVE AIMED AT RETRIEVING A CONTAINER TRAPPED WITH THREE MINEWORKERS UNDERGROUND AT LILY MINE SINCE FEBRUARY 2016

 The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) will support any initiative or a process aimed at retrieving a container trapped with three mineworkers underground since February 2016 at the Lily Mine in Barberton, Mpumalanga.  The container was trapped with three workers Pretty Nkambule, Yvonne Mnisi, and Solomon Nyerende.  The NUM has never lost any hope that […]

DENOSA Eastern Cape response to the firing of the MEC of Health!

 DENOSA in the Eastern Cape is welcoming the decision taken by Premier, Oscar Mabuyane, to relieve the embattled MEC Of Health, Sindiswa Gomba, of her duties from the department.   DENOSA has been following with great concern the allegations of corruption and fraud leveled against the MEC and other mishaps. On 22 April 2020, DENOSA called […]