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Picket at Pearson; Change your business strategy

28 April 2016

SADTU is deeply concerned that in an effort to expand and increase profits, Pearson PLC is turning its back on free public education for all.


Workers should defy and expose the anti-May Day employers

28 April 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions is angered by reports that some employers have issued memos threatening workers, who are planning to attend May Day celebrations on Sunday and honour the workers holiday on Monday.


REMINDER: Application for media accreditation to cover the COSATU 2016 MAY DAY RALLY is open

28 April 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Union will be celebrating the International Labour Day{ May Day } on the 1st of May this year by hosting a number of rallies and activities throughout the country. This follows the decision of the COSATU CEC to decentralise the celebrations as a way of reaching workers in all corners of the country.


COSATU Mpumalanga May Day Statement

28 April 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in Mpumalanga will host two May Day celebrations at both the Acornhoek stadium in the Bushbuckridge Municipality and the Themba Senamela Stadium in the Steve Tshwete Municipality.


COSATU Freedom Day statement

27 April 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions is calling on workers and all South Africans to use today`s Freedom Day celebrations to reflect on the journey travelled by our democratic country since our first democratic elections on 27 April 1994


COSATU Gauteng to hold a May Day Press Briefing on Thursday, COSATU House, Braamfontein at 11h00

26 April 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in Gauteng will hold a Press Briefing on Thursday, 28th April 2016 to unpack all May 1 activities


COSATU Northern Cape to hold a May Day Media Briefing on Thursday at Kimberley

26 April 2016

Kindly be informed that the Provincial Office of COSATU in the Northern Cape Province wishes to invite all media houses in the Northern Cape to a press briefing


Cosatu statement on the meeting between Cosatu Metro Rail and Cape Chamber of Commerce

26 April 2016

The Cosatu Metro Rail and CCCI met today to discuss the crisis in the rail system. The meeting was constructive and arrived at the following conclusions


Tough and decisive action is needed to ensure that companies and institutions comply with the country`s Employment Equity laws

26 April 2016

COSATU is disappointed but not shocked by the intolerable and depressing report released by the Commission for Employment Equity that shows that two decades after our democratic breakthrough, white people and males in particular occupy 68% of top management positions, while blacks only occupy 14,3% in the workplace. We are not shocked by this, as COSATU, because we have seen the open defiance and stubborn resistance by corporate South Africa and other various institutions to transformation in this country.


COSATU supports the Oakbay employees protest march against the banks

26 April 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions is fully behind the march by Oakbay employees to try and engage the country`s major four banks on their decision to cut ties with their employer Oakbay Investments. This decision by the banks has put the workers livelihoods at risk. We reiterate our position that workers should not be victims of corporate conflicts and should not be made to pay for the sins of others.


COSATU on YouTube

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COSATU protest march in Cape Town
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