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COSATU outraged at White on Black violence and murder in Western Cape

26 January 2015

COSATU sends its condolences to the family of the young man who was shot dead at a Garage over the weekend. This adds to the increasing number of attacks by on Blacks by Whites in the Western Cape. The fact that this Province has a greater amount of racial attacks must be investigated and stopped.


COSATU Mpumalanga condemns the attack on SACP Mpumalanga Memorial Lecture

26 January 2015

The brutal and violent attack on the SACP members who were attending the Joe Slovo and Jimmy Mohlala memorial lecture on 25 January 2015 at KaNyamazane Hall in Mpumalanga, is condemned in the strongest possible terms by COSATU in the province.


Passing Away of comrade Mtholephi Mthimkhulu, SATAWU Workers and a mine Worker

23 January 2015

COSATU in KZN passes its heartfelt condolences to the family of comrade Mtholephi Mthimkhulu, a cadre of the ANC who has served in several important portfolios in the Legislature and the movement, which includes, MEC of Agriculture, Deputy Speaker and Chief Whip of both the ANC and the Legislature.


Tony Ehrenreich to Share his Wages/Income

23 January 2015

COSATU Secretary and City Council Councillor will hand over his salary/ income to a board of 4 persons to distribute to worthy causes. The board will allocate an amount not greater than an artisanís salary [an artisan is the highest salary amongst workers] to Tony, for his expenses. The R20 000 Council stipend as well as the speaking fees [of up to R10 000 an hour] that Tony gets, will be allocated to the projects that advances the interest of workers.


Former Police Commissioner Dies: POPCRU Reaction

23 January 2015

South Africaís biggest labour union in the Police and Correctional services, POPCRU is today mourning the death of Former Police Commissioner, Jackie Selebi.


COSATU statement on Jackie Selebi

23 January 2015

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has noted the passing today, 23 January 2015, of the former National Police Commissioner, Jackie Selebi.


SAMWU Disturbed by Privatisation Plans

23 January 2015

The South African Municipal Workersí Union (SAMWU) is disturbed by National Treasuryís plans to privatise certain state assets so to raise funds for the state power utility Eskom.


CCMA Labour Law Amendments Implementation

23 January 2015


COSATU Northern Cape press statement on the ANCís intervention at Phokwane Municipality

22 January 2015

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in the Northern Cape commends the PEC of the ANC on their decisive intervention at Phokwane Municipality. That municipality has been unstable for some time due to a clash of personalities generated by factionalism.


COSATU outraged at JP Smithís attack on modified cars

22 January 2015

COSATU is outraged by the attack by JP Smith on modified cars, given that it is mainly Black communities who practice this hobby. This silly statement to outlaw modified cars will lead to many jobs being lost in the motor industry. The modifications are often in line with National and International standards. But the bigger question is the ineptitude of JP Smith, who has failed to deal with the problem of drag racing.

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