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SAEPU is condemning the recent circular by DPSA that advises Government to do reference checking against Social Media Profiles as an additional option for Reference Checks in Recruitment

18 February 2019

The South African Emergency Personnel`s Union (SAEPU) is condemning the recent circular issued by Department of Public Service and Administration that advises the government to do reference checking against social media profiles as an additional platform for reference checking on candidates who are looking for employment in the public service.


COSATU`s Budget Expectations Statement - 2019

18 February 2019

The Congress of South African Trade Unions looks forward to the upcoming Budget Speech. We expect the upcoming budget to set the tone and speak of ways to address the challenges facing the country and change the lives of the poor majority. We have very high expectations for the 2019 Budget Speech given the extent of the economic and governance crises the nation faces.


Shutting Bosasa down is simply not enough

18 February 2019

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) welcomes the unavoidable decision by Bosasa, otherwise known as African Global Solutions, to go into voluntary liquidation following the banks` intention to close its bank accounts on the basis of the reputational damage it has together with the Department of Correctional Service (DCS) management caused, is of the view that urgent action needs to be taken in retrieving some of the unused funds from the DCS, and that decisions about a new direction the DCS should take be inclusive.


SATAWU shocked at news of SAA unbundling

18 February 2019

South African Transport and Allied Workers` Union (SATAWU) is shocked at news South African Airways (SAA) will be split into three separate business units.


COSATU Western Cape Media Briefing: Strike Action 19 February 2019

15 February 2019

Please receive communication from our Offices, inviting you to a Media Briefing to outline Cosatu Western Cape`s readiness and logistics for the strike action on Tuesday 19 February 2019.


City of Johannesburg on yet another attempt to Destabilize SAMWU

15 February 2019

The South African Municipal Workers` Union (SAMWU) has noted that the City of Johannesburg is on yet another attempt to destabilise the union. The City of Johannesburg has since the 2016 Local Government elections tried on numerous occasions to silence and divide the union.


NUM Press Briefing Statement

14 February 2019

We are bitterly dismayed in the leadership qualities of President Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa the founding General Secretary of the National Union Mineworkers; whose leadership by then change the liveliwood of mineworkers.


COSATU salutes and congratulates workers for a successful National Strike

14 February 2019

The Congress of South African Trade Unions salutes and applaud the thousands of workers, who withdrew their labour yesterday and participated in the COSATU led National Strike. The strike communicated an unmistakable message to the political and business elite that the workers are ready to fight back


COSATU applauds the President for signing into Law the Competition Amendment Act

13 February 2019

COSATU applauds the President for signing into Law the Competition Amendment Act. We strongly support this progressive anti-monopoly legislation as it will help open up the economy, ensure greater competition, lower prices and spur badly needed economic growth. Workers are tired of being exploited by monopolies and seeing their meagre wages being squeezed dry by ridiculous prices.


NEHAWU refutes claims that the NHI will cause job losses

13 February 2019

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers` Union [NEHAWU] have been pioneers of the National Health Insurance [NHI]. The NHI will provide access to health care to everyone regardless of their socio economic status as the current two tier system has resulted to deeply entrenched inequalities. The article by the private health care sector on how the implementation of the NHI will result to job losses doesn`t come as a surprise as the NHI Bill is a threat to their business.


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