We need to be vigilant to prevent a “Second Wave”

Continue to wear a mask at all times that covers your nose and mouth. Remember masks should be washed daily Wash hands regularly with soap and use hand sanitiser at every opportunity Keep between 1.5 and 2 metres safe distance from other people Limit the number of people you are in contact with daily Avoid […]

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 Limpopo Post-PEC statement

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in Limpopo convened its ordinary Provincial Executive Committee meeting on the 16th September 2020 held through virtual platform dictated by the “new normal”. The PEC meeting was joined and addressed by the General Secretary of the federation, comrade Bheki Ntshalintshali.  This robust and frank parliament of workers took […]

COSATU outraged by Arab normalisation deals with Israel

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) unequivocally denounces the Emirati and Bahraini normalisation agreements with Israel. The deals – brokered by the United States, were signed yesterday 15th September 2020 at the White House, where Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Bahraini and Emirati officials.  We reject this “normalisation” as it is at […]

NEHAWU currently preparing for a strike at NSFAS

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] is currently preparing for a strike action at the National Student Financial Aid Scheme [NSFAS] after wage negotiations deadlocked. Negotiations started on the 12th June 2020 before they deadlocked on the 11th of August 2020. A submission on picketing rules has been made to the Commission […]

Communications Workers Union embark on an industrial action

Communication Workers Union (CWU) will today embark on a protected industrial action at MUSTEK over salary increases and a right to freedom of association. The strike comes after the parties failed to resolve issues at the CCMA level, instead the company demonstrated disregard to the wellbeing of workers and the right of workers to bargain. […]

DENOSA statement on the assault of its provincial leaders and shop stewards by leaders of the other union at Louis Pasteur Private Hospital in Pretoria today

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) is disappointed to learn of the assault of three of its Gauteng Provincial Office Bearers (POB) and two of its provincial officials by members, including national leaders, of another trade union at the Louis Pasteur Private Hospital in Pretoria today when they had come to consult with […]

COSATU North West PEC declares war against corruption, Gender Based Violence and attempts to undermine Collective Bargaining

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in the North West province held a successful special meeting of its provincial executive committee.  The meeting received a special presentation on the preparation for the National Day of Action of the 07th October 2020. The Federation mourns the workers and citizens who succumbed to the Covid-19 pandemic […]