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SAMWU Intervenes at the Maluti-A-Phofung Municipality

23 February 2017

The South African Municipal Workers` Union (SAMWU) Free State office has intervened at the Maluti-A-Phofung Municipality following the non-payment of salaries to employees and third party payments such as medical aid, pension fund, funeral schemes, union membership subscriptions and child maintenance.


COSATU Limpopo`s Expectations from the State of the Province Address

23 February 2017

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in Limpopo will customarily be waiting with much anticipation from the State of the Province Address to be delivered by the Premier, comrade Stanley Chupu Mathabatha, on the 24th February 2017.


NUM to march at Anglogold Ashanti in Carletonville this afternoon

23 February 2017

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) will this afternoon march to Anglogold Ashanti in Carletonville to present a memorandum of demands. The march will start at 15H00 today at No.9 Hostel at Anglogold Ashanti in Carletonville.


NUM is deeply worried about retrenchments at Evander Gold Mine

23 February 2017

The National Union Mineworkers (NUM) is shocked, disgusted and saddened by Evander Gold Mine intention to retrench 2 000 mineworkers in Mpumalanga.


The Competition Commission`s deal with Citibank is a farce

22 February 2017

The Competition Commission`s settlement agreement with Citibank is a travesty and an insult to all South Africans. According to the Commission`s statement, Citibank N.A. will pay an administrative penalty of R69 500 860 (Sixty Nine Million Five Hundred Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty Rands) for their sabotaging the country`s economy. The reality is that this figure does not exceed 10% of Citibank N.A.`s annual turnover in the Republic of South Africa and does not even represent 10% of their turnover from currency trading.


NEHAWU response to the 2017 Budget Speech

22 February 2017

The National Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU) note the tabling in parliament of the 2017 Budget Speech by Minister Gordan.


COSATU's response to the 2017/ 18 National Budget statement

22 February 2017

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has taken note of the 2017/18-budget speech presented by the Minister of Finance Comrade Pravin Gordhan in parliament today. The federation feels that there were no surprises and that the minister generally continued to do the usual balancing act; and also stuck to the same mechanisms of incremental or piecemeal reform that have not worked.


NUM red carding racism at Vedanta`s Mountain Mine at Aggeneys in Northern Cape

22 February 2017

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in the Western Cape Region has observed with concern the various acts of racism at Vedanta`s Black Mountain mine, which resulted in three employees being dismissed over the past two years.


Memorandum to the National and Provincial Departments of Finance - Treasury

22 February 2017

The national union in its Central Executive Committee held in December 2016, after in-depth analysis and robust discussions, came to one conclusion that the South African ruling class (meaning the capitalists class) is consciously disrespecting and undermining the interests of the working class particularly workers as they survive through selling their labour power. In addition, the ruling class, as long as it continues to put profit before human beings it careless about workers and the need to earn a living for their survival. More than ever before, the union is convinced that the capitalists feel great and comfortable when the working class and the poor suffers exploitation, high levels of unemployment, poverty and inequality to a point that it uses the situation to turn the working class against each other for crams.


Minister Mosebenzi Zwane and his deputy`s decision to splurge on cars proves that the department deserves a new leadership

22 February 2017

The reports that Mineral Resources Minister, Mosebenzi Zwane and his deputy Godfrey Oliphant bought themselves new cars with taxpayers money at double the price recommended by the government, confirms the federation`s position that Zwane is not fit to continue in his position.


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