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NUM Matlosana Region Press Statement regarding the Mineworkers sit-in underground

20 May 2019

The National Union of Mine Workers (NUM) is outraged by the arrogant, brutal and exploitative behaviour of the China Precious Metal Company (CAPM) in Orkney North West Province that refuses to listen to the workers demand of ensuring that job grading is linked to positions and workers be given a living out allowance.

 

COSATU condemns the South African Jewish Board of Deputies for its opportunistic attack on Comrade Lindiwe Sisulu

20 May 2019

The slanderous rant directed at former Minister of International Relations Minister and Co-operation by the vice president of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD), Zev Krengel is disingenuous and opportunistic. The decision to downgrade the South African embassy in Israeli into a liaison office is not a Sisulu policy but a government policy. Comrade Lindiwe Sisulu implemented the policy of the South African government and it is, therefore, opportunistic to single her out

 

SAMWU Cautiously Welcome Administration of NW Municipalities

16 May 2019

The South African Municipal Workers` Union (SAMWU) notes and cautiously welcomes the decision by the North West Provincial Government to place a further 7 municipalities under administration in terms of Section 139(1) (a) and (b) of the country`s Constitution. This decision takes the total number of municipalities in the province which are under the control of the Provincial Government to 15 or 68% of the province`s total municipalities.

 

The Elections are over but Our Workers Struggle Continues

16 May 2019

COSATU in KZN takes this opportunity to appreciate the role played by its members and workers at large towards a very successful National May Day Rally which KZN Province hosted. We further wish to thank all workers who have heeded the call by the Federation to go out in their numbers to defend, deepen and advance the National Democratic Revolution by voting for a resounding success for the African National Congress. Indeed workers have displayed an incisive level of political understanding of our background as South Africans and the way forward thereof.

 

COSATU statement on the eviction and victimisation of farm workers for voting for ANC

16 May 2019

The Congress of South African Trade Unions is deeply angered and strongly condemns the abuse of farm workers by farmers over their participation in the elections. The recent evictions of farmworkers from Schikfontein Farm in Heidelberg, Gauteng for voting for the ANC is criminal. Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident because many farmworkers have been reporting incidents of victimisation and intimidation by their employers over the duration of May Day and Elections period.

 

COSATU Gauteng holds its Special PEC today at COSATU House

16 May 2019

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in Gauteng has scheduled a Special Provincial Executive Committee, today, Thursday, 16th May 2019 to, amongst others, reflect on the issues raised by workers during the mobilization for May Day celebration and also provide leadership on how to respond to the issues the electorate expects from the African National Congress in the province.

 

SAMWU Response to Carl Niehaus and MKMVA on eThekwini Workers` Grievances

16 May 2019

The South African Municipal Workers` Union (SAMWU) notes with disappointment a statement released on the 14th May 2019, by the MKMVA (Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) spokesperson and NEC member Carl Niehaus on the grievances which had been put forward by workers in the eThekwini Metro.

 

POPCRU concerned about the increasing incidents of stabbings and escapes within correctional centres

15 May 2019

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) condemns the latest stabbing incident of a correctional official by an inmate at the St Albans Correctional Centre, and the escape of 7 suspects awaiting trial at the Modimolle Police station; incidents which took place over the past weekend

 

The arrest of Durban Mayor an indication of the rot in municipalities: SAMWU

15 May 2019

The South African Municipal Workers` Union (SAMWU) has learnt with grave disappointment and embarrassment the revelations which were made at the Durban Commercial Crimes Court when the eThekwini Metro Mayor, Zandile Gumede along with officials were appearing for alleged corruption and defrauding the municipality

 

SAMWU Reaction to Unemployment Figures

15 May 2019

The South African Municipal Workers` Union (SAMWU) is disappointed and concerned by Quarterly Labour Force Survey statistics which have revealed that unemployment has grown by 62 000 to 6.2 million or 27.6% of the country`s population. This while a further 3 million people have given up on looking for employment as they believe there are just no prospects of them being employed

 

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