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COSATU mourns the death of Joe Mafela

21 March 2017

The Congress of South African Trade Unions joins millions of people in South Africa to mourn the death of the acting legend Joe Mafela, who passed away in a car accident .We send our heartfelt condolences to his family, colleagues and friends. This cultural icon will be sorely missed and greatly remembered for his dedication and the passion he had for his craft.

 

SADTU KZN statement on the killing of Cde Priscila Mchunu and Sthembile Shelembe

21 March 2017

The South African Democratic Teachers` Union (SADTU) would like to express its deepest shock and dismay at the brutal killing of the Deputy Principal of Laduma High School who was also a member of SADTU. Comrade Priscila Mchunu was gunned down on Saturday the 18th of March 2017 in front of her learners as she was engaged in Saturday classes. She was also the acting Principal in the school.

 

COSATU statement on Human Rights Day 2017

21 March 2017

On Human Rights Day this year 2017, the Congress of South African Trade Unions wishes to highlight the plight of some of our most vulnerable workers and citizens in general. While it is fitting and opportune for us to use this day to honour the memory of all the martyrs of our liberation struggle, whose commitment, bravery and self-sacrifice won for us the human rights that we enjoy today; we also need to highlight the plight of those, who are still denied those rights.

 

Chief Justice`s Offices burglary not random

20 March 2017

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) is of a strong view that the recent burglary at the Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng`s Midrand offices signals a well-orchestrated act not only aimed at undermining the judiciary`s credibility by way of holding judges at ransom, but also exposing our intelligence services as the weakest point in the detection of the recent acts of this nature.

 

SADTU Free State Post PEC meeting Statement

20 March 2017

The South African Democratic Teachers` Union in Free State held its first PEC meeting of the year on the 17th - 18th March 2017. The PEC meeting is attended by the Provincial Working Committee, Regional Chairpersons and Secretaries; all the six regions were represented. The meeting got the secretariat report and discussed organisational, political and labour issues.

 

COSATU KZN to Picket at SASSA Offices in Pietermaritzburg on Monday, 20th March 2017

18 March 2017

COSATU in KwaZulu Natal will be picketing outside SASSA Offices in Pietermaritzburg on Monday. This is part of COSATU`S Human Rights Program, and we found it befitting to use our Human Right Day activity to defend and highlight the plight of the poor ,whose lives are under threat by the SASSA saga.

 

The ANC needs to take seriously its responsibility as the leader of society

18 March 2017

The South African Constitutional Court`s intervention to ensure that 17 million social grants recipients get their money at the end of the month and the North Gauteng High Court`s judgement that said the appointment of General Berning Ntlemeza as the head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) was invalid, should give the ANC and its government some reasons to pause and reflect.

 

NUM disappointed with DRD Gold on BEE transaction

17 March 2017

The NUM has noted with disappointment media reports on the pending shareholder`s approval of the "hedging arrangements" of Khumo`s DRD Gold shares, the Mining Right Holder (DRD Gold) backs this as long as it does not "encroach its current BEE status" according to the company statement.

 

NEHAWU calls on the Department of Social Development to address workers demands instead of lousy tactics of intimidation

17 March 2017

The National Health Education & Allied Workers Union [NEHAWU] is highly disturbed and disappointed with the level of arrogance displayed by the Department of Social Development in handling issues related to its employees.

 

COSATU to gatecrash Mayor Patricia De Lille`s Free Busses for the Wealthy on Sunday 19 March 2017

17 March 2017

Cosatu has noted that this Sunday 19 March 2017 there will be a free My City bus services in the areas that the busses presently run. This means that the mainly white areas will have nice free busses to come and go as they please in their city. The black people must stay stuck in the Cape Flats because there are no My City busses there.

 

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