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SACTWU submits 2019 wage demands

19 March 2019

The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers` Union (SACTWU) has submitted its 2019 wage demands to employers, for those sectors for which the union is negotiating this year


COSATU Urges President Ramaphosa to Urgently Sign the National Credit (Debt Relief) Amendment Bill into law

18 March 2019

COSATU applauds the National Council of Provinces for passing the progressive National Credit Amendment (NCA) Bill. The Federation is calling on the President to move with speed and sign the NCA Bill into law. Workers have for too long battled to cope with the ever rising levels of debt.


POPCRU statement on recent developments within the Criminal Justice Cluster

18 March 2019

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) has noted with concern recent but recurring incidents that are aimed at creating unnecessary confusion among workers within the criminal justice cluster by way of peddling concerted lies and misinformation


SATAWU commends PRASA on suspension of senior executives

15 March 2019

South African Transport and Allied Workers` Union (SATAWU) commends the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) for placing four senior executives on special leave and suspension


SASBO`s consultations helps to promote SMEs

15 March 2019

The Finance Union is currently consulting with Standard Bank on the large scale restructuring due to take place in the bank. To ensure that transparency and fairness prevails during this process, it was agreed to appoint a mediator who assisted the parties to engage in meaningful joint consensus-seeking consultations


POPCRU to march to the Department of Correctional Services

15 March 2019

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) has resolved to take a march action to the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) over the non-compliance on its part of the bargain


The NUM National Women Structure condemns all insults and abuse directed at sexual harassment victim, Gugu Ncube

15 March 2019

The NUM National Women Structure is perturbed by the appalling behaviour of women members of the South African Police Services towards a victim of sexual harassment who was protesting peacefully at Union Buildings, Pretoria.


COSATU Gauteng calls on ANC Chairperson David Makhura to act against MEC of Sports and Recreation, Faith Mazibuko

14 March 2019

COSATU in Gauteng is dismayed by the outburst by the MEC of Sports and Recreation, Faith Mazibuko. That outburst is a reflection of the abuse of workers by political deployees on a daily basis. Workers are intimidated for refusing to do the wrong things. It was wrong, childish and foolish by the MEC to even threaten to expel those who are serving the people of Gauteng with integrity


SATDU KZN statement on the real reasons why Mathonsi and SALIPSWU are on a mission to destroy SADTU and its leaders

14 March 2019

The South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) welcomes the conclusion of the South African Council of Educators (SACE) and the South African Police Service investigations into allegations that the Provincial Secretary of SADTU in KZN, Nomarashiya Caluza, did not have initial professional teaching qualifications and/or that her academic qualifications were fraudulent. The mere conclusion of these investigations, never mind the outcomes thereof, is very important to ensure that both SADTU and the Provincial Secretary can focus on their core business of serving members and the work she was elected for respectively


The Department of Labour needs to decisively act against obstinate employers who refuse to comply with the National Minimum Wage Act

14 March 2019

COSATU notes with disillusionment the Department of Labour (DOL)`s commitment to name and shame employers who fail to pay the National Minimum Wage (NMW) by the end of March. Whilst this is important and will hopefully help put pressure on intransigent employers comply with the NMW Act, it is a big problem that the department is only doing this three months after the NMW came into effect


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