COSATU Mpumalanga to support SASBO Youth celebration

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in Mpumalanga will fully support the planned youth day celebration to be hosted by its affiliates in the financial sector (SASBO). The union will utilise the event to call for the address of the following socio economic challenges confronting young workers employed by the sector. Ø  That is […]

SATAWU calls on Government to arrest trucking industry chaos

South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) calls on government to arrest the ongoing chaos in the trucking industry and put an end to the unnecessary loss of life. Dozens of trucks have been attacked and torched mostly on the N3 in KwaZulu-Natal in the last year. Some industry players estimate the number of […]

SAMWU Signs Unity Agreement with COSATU

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) has concluded and signed a unity agreement with the task team assigned by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) to facilitate talks between SAMWU and aggrieved members of the union. This process was initiated to assist and provide support in resolving the issues and challenges which […]

POPCRU to hold an NEC meeting

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) will be holding its normal National Executive Committee meeting from Friday to Sunday, 7- 9 June 2019. This NEC meeting is the union’s 3rd decision-making body in between Congresses. The meeting will receive political and organisational reports, among others evaluating the state of the organisation, elections, the […]

COSATU statement on the ANC Lekgotla’s decision on the Reserve Bank

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has noted and welcomes the ANC Lekgotla position on the expansion of the mandate of the SA Reserve Bank, as communicated by the Secretary General of the ANC, Cde Ace Magashule. We remain unwavering in our argument that the SA Reserve Bank cannot afford to continue to only […]

COSATU statement on the latest GDP numbers

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has noted the report that shows that South Africa’s economy, as measured by the GDP has shrunk by 3, 2% during the first quarter of the year. According to Stats SA, the 3.2% decline is the biggest quarterly fall in economic activity since the first quarter of 2009. […]

COSATU Central Executive Committee statement 27-29 May 2019

The Congress of South African Trade Unions held a successful Central Executive Committee meeting from 27-29 May 2019 to discuss a number of issues affecting the workers, in particular, and the working class in general. Our conclusion is that our reading of the global balance of forces as articulated by the 13th national congress remains valid […]