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COSATU statement following the visit by Deputy General Secretary Solly Phetoe to the family of a 27 years old farm worker killed by a farmer in North West

18 May 2018

Cosatu is pleased that its visit contributed to the emotional support to the bereaved Family of Makgobe during their difficult time. The 27 old farm worker Tsholofelo Albert Makgobe was killed by a farmer on his first day at work. The family were unable to bury their child and the family struggled for two weeks but after Cosatu intervened ANC and social development were able to assist in making sure that the burial takes place this weekend.


Open letter clarifying COSATU Western Cape Secretary Tony Ehrenreich`s Position

18 May 2018

Please receive correspondence from our offices in respect of the position of Cosatu Provincial Secretary of the Western Cape.


COSATU will be presenting its submissions to Parliament`s Standing Committee on Appropriations tomorrow at 9am in Parliament

17 May 2018

The Congress of South African Trade Unions will be presenting its submissions to Parliament`s Standing Committee on Appropriations tomorrow at 9am in Parliament. The federation will be expressing its vehement rejection of government`s anti-working class VAT and fuel levy hikes and income tax bracket adjustment proposals. These will take money from workers` pockets and make food, transport, clothing, electricity more expensive. All of this is happening while one out of three workers is unemployed.


SAMWU Rejects Facilitator`s Proposal on Salary and Wage Negotiations

17 May 2018

The South African Municipal Workers` Union (SAMWU) has today formally reported back on the mandate given by members following the presentation of the facilitator`s report in the fourth and last round of salary and wage negotiations. Following a rigorous consultation and mandate seeking process, members were presented with the facilitator`s proposal for salary and wages as the current agreement is nearing lapse.


COSATU Deputy General Secretary will be visiting Family of deceased Albert Makgobe at Ventersdorp tomorrow

17 May 2018

Cosatu Deputy General Secretary , Cde Solly Phetoe accompanied by Provincial Office bearers will be visiting the bereaved Family of Makgobe who brutally died after whilst on duty last week Tuesday.


Vacancy: Labour Market Coordinator

17 May 2018

Based at the COSATU Head Office, Braamfontein. The Labour Market Policy Coordinator, coordinates the implementation of COSATU labour market policy and also ensures the implementation of the policy by Affiliates


COSATU North West media statement on the death of a 27 old farm worker at Ventersdorp

17 May 2018

COSATU is deeply perturbed about the racial discrimination that resulted on the death of a 27 old farm worker Tsholofelo Albert Makgobe. The deceased was on duty at Masilo Outsourcing, the company based between Derby and Ventersdorp, when a truck with a trailer drived on top of him and left him seriously injured unnoticed. The driver of the truck was a white man who after noticing the horrible incident just shifted the deceased and instructed other workers to continue working whilst nothing happened.


A mineworker is fatally injured at Moab Khotsong in the Matlosana Region

17 May 2018

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is deeply hurt and disturbed by the ever-increasing fatalities in the mining industry in South Africa. A mineworker was fatally injured at Moab Khotsong after he fell into the deep reef tip this morning. He died immediately after the incident. Moab Khotsong is an operation owned by Harmony Gold.


A construction worker is fatally injured at Corrobrick Construction Company

17 May 2018

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in the PWV Region is shocked and greatly concerned after it received news of a fatal incident that took the life of one of its members at Corrobrick Construction company at its Rietvlei operations. A 29 years old deceased who was at the time on duty, doing a night shift on 16 May 2018 was apparently fatally crashed by the bricks in the plant at approximately 01h00 am.


NEHAWU to meet Interministerial Team to discuss memorandum of demands

17 May 2018

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers` Union [NEHAWU] will meet the Inter-Ministerial team this afternoon to discuss the memorandum of demands submitted yesterday in Mafikeng during the National Day of Action.


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