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COSATU Western Cape planning a one hour water protest at City Council on Sunday 21 January at 15:00

19 January 2018

COSATU is deeply concerned that the sewerage of the rich is killing the poor people in Cape Town with disease, under the Mayor`s water plan. The city has not reversed from the drought levy rejected by all; they are just painting it a different colour and giving it a different name. This cost for the City miss management of the water crisis will be passed onto the citizens of Cape Town.

 

COSATU Western Cape calls on SAMWU to boycott Melissa Whitehead

19 January 2018

COSATU is concerned to hear that Melissa Whitehead is still with the City administration. There are serious questions hanging over Melissa Whitehead in respect of the My City Buss corruption. There is also a historical problem of Whitehead and her bias towards the richer, mainly white Communities in respect of the roll out of the My City busses. This displays worrying signs of preferences driven by race, much like those under Apartheid.

 

COSATU strongly denounces and totally condemn the shooting of an NUM leader at Eastern Platinum Mine Lonmin

19 January 2018

The Congress of South African Trade Unions condemns the shooting of the NUM branch chairperson of Eastern Platinum Mine at Lonmin unknown assailants in Bapong village near Brits. We send our message of solidarity to the family and wish them speedy recovery. The federation is also demanding that the SAPS set up a special Task team to investigate the violence in the mining sector.

 

NUM branch leader shot

18 January 2018

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is deeply worried and concerned that a prominent NUM branch chairperson of Eastern Platinum Mine at Lonmin was shot tonight at around 7 pm by unknown people. It is alleged that he was shot with his wife at his house in Bapong village near Brits. They were both rushed to the hospital and the NUM is still waiting for further details about their condition in hospital.

 

SAMWU Statement on the State of Vhembe District Municipality

18 January 2018

The South African Municipal Workers` Union (SAMWU) is dismayed by the continued deteriorating state of Labour Relation at Vhembe District Municipality (VDM). The employer has consistently demonstrated the uttermost disregard of all basic principles of basic labour relations.

 

SADTU Gauteng condemns racism at Hoerskool Overvaal

18 January 2018

SADTU Gauteng condemns the brutal attack on peaceful demonstrators at Hoerskool Overvaal in Vereeniging. This justified demonstration follows a disappointing court judgement on Gauteng Department of Education`s to place 55 grade 8 learners. The assertion of lack of capacity to accommodate these learners is used to block transformation and keep the school as the sole preserve for White Afrikaners.

 

SADTU leaders to attend memorial service of slain teacher

18 January 2018

The leadership of the South African Democratic Teachers` Union (SADTU) will today attend the memorial service of Bosele Middle School teacher Kingston Vhiya who was stabbed to death by a learner on Saturday night at his home in Manyeding Village near Kuruman, Northern Cape.

 

POPCRU statement on current developments in the SAPS

18 January 2018

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) has carefully noted the announcements made by the Minister of Police in his media statement yesterday, on the 17th of January 2017.

 

DENOSA KZN response to Provincial Health Department`s circular on escorting of patients by nurses

17 January 2018

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) in KwaZulu-Natal notes the latest circular by the provincial Department of Health in which it responds to our demands of a stop to escorting of patients by nurses by end of this month, failure of which will force us to stop our members from doing this.

 

NEHAWU calls on Gauteng Department of Health to immediately address the issues of student nurses

17 January 2018

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers` Union [NEHAWU] calls on the Gauteng Department of Health to immediately sort out the issue of recruited student nurses who were supposed to start their training on January 15, 2018

 

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