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CGTP-IN in solidarity with the Palestian workers and people

22 July 2014

The General Confederation of Portuguese Workers (CGTP-IN) unreservedly condemns the aggression of the Israeli government against the Gaza population, with brutal bombings that have caused, until now, nearly 2 hundred deaths and an undetermined number of wounded among the defenceless population, namely children.


COSATU NW meeting Choppies in Botswana

22 July 2014

The Congress of South African Trade Unions, with delegations from FAWU and SACCAWU, are meeting Choppies Stores directors in Botswana on the issues that COSATU raised with the management of Choppies after they dismissed workers unfairly to employ casuals.


COSATU on the issues of farm workers

22 July 2014

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has learned that 69 farm workers have been dismissed unfairly by a poultry chicken company called Opti Chicks at Ottosdal for requesting their time sheets to see how many hours they worked.


NUM condemns Eskom executives fat bonuses

21 July 2014

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) strongly condemns Eskom executives for awarding themselves fat incentive bonuses of 25%, the middle managers get 16% and while the lowest paid employees receives only 10% of incentive bonus which is shared by the majority of workers.


NUM and Aquarius Platinum signed a 3 year wage agreement

21 July 2014

It was excruciating in the sense that Aquarius Platinum is a low-grade platinum producer in South Africa. The expectations are always very high from the employees to compete with other platinum producers. It is also very difficult to negotiate under the polluted industrial environment. We had to make a hard choice for us to reach and sign this agreement.


COSATU challenges Zille to support justice in Palestine

21 July 2014

The leader of the DA, Helen Zille, supports the Israeli aggression against the Palestinians. Her silence on the genocide in Gaza must raise serious question about her sense of justice. Most Capetonians support the call for justice and support the Palestinians, whilst condemning the violence of the Israeli army and their Zionist masters, but because Zille and the DA gets its funding from the Zionists they are silent on the massacre in Gaza.


Mayor embarrasses Cape Town in relation to world condemnation of Israeli aggression

21 July 2014

COSATU is saddened by the Mayor of Cape Towns silence in the face of the naked aggression and the genocide against Palestinians. The Mayor has shown that the DA Zionist supporters have bought her voice when she does not speak out against a global atrocity.


NUM on Anglo Platinum decision to sell its platinum mines

21 July 2014

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has noted with serious concern and shock of Anglo Platinum `s decision to sell its oldest South African platinum mines. Anglo Platinum`s move would leave 20 000 mineworkers jobless.


NEHAWU Western Cape condemns the genocide slaughter of Palestinians by apartheid Israel

21 July 2014

NEHAWU in the Western Cape, held a two day Provincial Bargaining and Campaigns Conference on the 18th and 19th of July 2014 in Athlone, in Cape Town. The meeting discussed the largest genocide of the 21st century that is currently taking place in Palestine. The meeting joined the rest of the civilised and progressive world in condemning the carnage that is being inflicted by the Israeli army on the people of the city of Gaza in Palestine. Our conference hosted and was addressed by students from Palestine and we were touched by their personal accounts of the situation in their country that is illegally occupied by the Zionist state of Israel.


COSATU NW worried about farm worker attacks

21 July 2014

The Congress of South African Trade Union is worried about farm workers being attacked, threatened and intimidated by white racist farmers at a farm called Model Park at Kleinfontein in the area of Brits.

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