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Shopsteward Volume 25 No. 1

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COSATU demands that Indian workers be sent out of South Africa

12 May 2016

COSATU is concerned that many workers are being imported from India to do work in the docks of Cape Town. The welding work that being done by Chemitech, to build tanks in the docks. The work that the Indian welders are doing can be done by many of the South African artisans who historically have worked for the shipping companies in the docks in Cape Town. Cosatu is calling on the Government to send these workers back to India, as South Africans can do the jobs.

 

COSATU supports the SABC`s decision to play 90% local music across its radio stations

12 May 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions congratulates the public broadcaster , SABC, on its decision to play 90% local music across its 18 radio stations. This is long overdue and it will go a long way in addressing the plight of South African musicians and also deal with Americanisation of our culture. This cultural hegemony has seen us abandoning our own musical heroes and heroines and spending millions of rands to promote foreign musicians. Our artists and musicians have died as paupers because of this isolation and deprivation.

 

COSATU welcomes the Supreme Court`s decision that Aurora directors are personally responsible for their company`s economic vandalism

12 May 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions welcomes the decision of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein, to deny, the five directors of mining company Aurora Empowerment systems, their leave to appeal the high court judgment, that said they should be held personally liable for damages of R1.5-billion. This is huge victory for the 5300 mineworkers that lost their livelihoods as a result of the looting and economic vandalism by the Aurora directors.

 

Teti workers to hand over memorandum

12 May 2016

South African Transport and Allied Workers` Union (SATAWU) members employed by Teti Traffic (Pty) Ltd will hand over a memorandum of demands today at midday.

 

COSATU Free State files a Section 77 Notice in relation to the construction of De Beers Bypass

11 May 2016

COSATU Free State has filed a Section 77 Notice of a Socio-Economic Protest Action in line with the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 as amended with NEDLAC today.

 

COSATU leadership to join the government delegation visiting the three thousand {3000} dismissed farm workers at Umbhaba Farm in Mpumalanga tomorrow

11 May 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions leadership will form part of the delegation that will be visiting the more than three thousand {3000} dismissed farm workers at Umbhaba Farm in Mpumalanga. These workers were summarily dismissed , six months ago ,by the Umbhaba farm management ,when they went on strike demanding that they be allowed to join a union of their choice. The federation has been mobilising workers and all stakeholders in Mpumalanga and all across the country to ensure that these workers are reinstated.

 

Sanral`s legal action against the seven construction companies guilty of collusive tendering is long overdue

11 May 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions welcomes and supports the decision by Sanral to lodge claims against the seven construction firms that were found guilty of collusive tendering by the Competition Commission. We feel that this action is long overdue and these companies have to be held responsible and accountable for conning Sanral out of an estimated R760 million.

 

COSATU Limpopo congratulates the SACP for a successful 7th Provincial Congress

10 May 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in Limpopo wishes to hereby congratulate its trusted ally, the South African Communist Party, for its successful 07th Provincial Congress held on the 07th – 08th May 2016 at Bolivia Lodge in Polokwane.

 

COSATU Limpopo mourns the death of Cde Eric Mashatola

10 May 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in Limpopo deeps its flag as it mourns the death of comrade Eric Mashatola who was a SACCAWU Organizer for Polokwane Local. We therefore wish to send our sincere condolences to the entire membership and leadership of SACCAWU in the region.

 

A jobs summit is urgently needed to discuss the latest shocking and depressing unemployment figures released by Stats SA

09 May 2016

The latest alarming and disheartening unemployment figures that show that there has been a massive rise in the unemployment rate in the country, demands immediate action from all social partners to avert a looming catastrophe. The latest data from Statistics South Africa shows that South Africa`s unemployment rate increased to 26.7% of the labour force in the first quarter of this year

 

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