COSATU CEC Press Brief (Video)

This CEC reflected and noted that this Central Executive Committee meeting took place on the eve of our 35th Anniversary on the 1st of December 2020. From its very founding, the federation committed itself to unite all workers, fight oppression and economic exploitation, and connect trade union struggles with community struggles.

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 Central Executive Committee statement

1.    Introduction This CEC reflected and noted that this Central Executive Committee meeting took place on the eve of our 35th Anniversary on the 1st of December 2020. From its very founding, the federation committed itself to unite all workers, fight oppression and economic exploitation, and connect trade union struggles with community struggles. As we […]

COSATU Post-CEC Media briefing tomorrow

The Congress of South African Trade Unions had its ordinary three-day Central Executive Committee [CEC] meeting to discuss Organisational, Political and Socio-economic issues affecting the workers and the working class in general. The meeting will be followed by the usual media briefing to communicate the meeting outcomes:  The details of the media briefing are as […]

SATAWU Reaction on Acts of Violence in the Road Freight Sector

The South Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) condemns the continued hijacking and burning of trucks in different parts of the country. The attack on the road freight industry has had detrimental effects on the South African economy and the livelihoods of the working-class. Mainstream discourse has linked these manifestations to acts of criminality and […]

NEHAWU STATEMENT ON THE ONGOING NATIONAL COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE WORKERS STRIKE

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) has been leading a national strike of the Community Healthcare Workers (CHWs) since the 11th November 2020 after the Department of Health refused to permanently employ these workers. The strike has been marred by intimidation and victimisation of our members and workers by the employer. Underhand […]

COSATU Post-CEC Media briefing on Thursday

The Congress of South African Trade Unions is currently convening its ordinary three-day Central Executive Committee [CEC] meeting that will end tomorrow on Wednesday the 25th of November to discuss Organisational, Political and Socio-economic issues affecting the workers and the working class in general.The meeting will be followed by the usual media briefing to communicate […]

POPCRU message on 16 Days of Activism

As global citizens will be highlighting and raising awareness about the 16 Days of Activism (16 Day Campaign), which is a United Nations campaign taking place annually from Wednesday the 25th of 2020, POPCRU will also be highlighting this important time as part of our long-held efforts to eliminate violence against women and children. Gender-based […]

COSATU -CWU Joint Media Briefing today -11:00 AM

Communication Workers Union (CWU) together with COSATU invite all media houses to a press briefing today. The Press Conference will be addressed by the National Office Bearers of both organisations to deal with the following issues. Discussions:  1. Developments at the South African Broadcasting Corporation                                      (SABC)                          2. The ongoing strike at […]

NEHAWU SUPPORTS CWU IN ITS FIGHT AGAINST RETRENCHMENTS AT THE SABC

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) supports its sister union the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) in their fight against retrenchments at the South African Broadcasting Services (SABC).  In June 2020 the public broadcaster had revealed intentions to retrench more than 600 workers claiming that they needed to restructure the organisation in order […]