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13th SAMWU North West Provincial Congress

24 February 2015

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) in the North West will be holding its 13th Provincial Congress under the theme “Unity and Cohesion of Workers Towards Socialism” from the 25th to the 27th February in Orkney, North West province.


Cosatu Open Letter to Premier: Closure of Classes at Uitsig Secondary School (Premier sabotaging the future of learners)

24 February 2015

Please receive correspondence from our offices in relation to the proposed closure of grades 11 and 12 at Uitsig Secondary School


COSATU calls on Finance Minister to break with the past and present a transformative National Budget for 2015/16 Budget

24 February 2015

The Congress of South African Trade Unions calls on the Minister of Finance Comrade Nhlanhla Nene to break with the past when delivering the 2015/16 National Budget. We remind the Minister that the ruling party and COSATU`s strategic ally, the African National Congress has resolved that the second phase of transformations should be about radical economic transformation. This calls for the implementation of the economic demands of the Freedom Charter which puts people at the centre of economic development.


COSATU welcomes eThekweni leadership

23 February 2015

COSATU KZN congratulates Ethekwini Region for holding a very successful and progressive Regional Conference over the weekend of 13–15 February 2015.


SAMWU Emerges Victorious in Two Court Cases

23 February 2015

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) is delighted by the two court judgements that were handed in favour of the union on the 20th February and 19th February at the Durban High Court and the South Gauteng High Court respectively.


COSATU Limpopo cautions Minister Pravin Gordhan on selective and reactive service delivery package

23 February 2015

COSATU in Limpopo has noted reports that the Minister of Cooperative Governance, Pravin Gordhan, has announced a service delivery package amounting to half a billion rand to be used to accelerate service delivery in the Vhembe District Municipality, which includes the troubled Malamulele.


Health and safety standards very questionable at Harmony`s Kusasalethu mine in Carletonville

23 February 2015

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is deeply concerned on the trend of underground fires happening within Harmony operations. In 2014, there were two incidents that took place at the same mine where workers were exposed to the underground fire but luckily they came out unharmed.


Communist Party of Swaziland calls on Swazi workers to defend TUCOSWA against pro-Mswati bogus union

23 February 2015

The Mswati regime is stepping up its attacks on the labour movement and the working class of Swaziland, in particular through its repression of the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA).


COSATU Limpopo demands answers on unspent and returned R560 million meant to build houses

23 February 2015

COSATU in Limpopo has noted newspaper reports (Sowetan, dated 20 February 2015) with serious concerns about an unspent budget of R 560 million that was meant to build houses by the provincial government.


Post NUM NEC Statement

23 February 2015

The National Union of Mineworkers(NUM) National Executive Committee meeting was held on the weekend in Johannesburg. The NEC made an overview of the three sectors which is mining, energy and construction with a special focus on Collective Bargaining and other industrial relations issues.

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