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SACTWU settles 2018 wage negotiations in the Blanket Sector

13 August 2018

The Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers` Union (SACTWU) has settled its 2018 wage negotiations in the Blanket Textile Sector.

 

COSATU Post Special CEC meeting media briefing tomorrow at 12:00

13 August 2018

The Congress of South African Trade Unions is convening a Special Central Executive Committee [CEC] meeting to discuss preparations for the 13th National Congress to be held next month. The meeting will also discuss the following issues:

 

POPCRU to host a Gender Roundtable Discussion

12 August 2018

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) will be hosting a Gender Roundtable Discussion under the theme "Deepening class consciousness to enhance gender equality."

 

SACTWU to conduct strike Settlement Ballot

12 August 2018

The Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers` Union (SACTWU) is to conduct a strike settlement ballot amongst our footwear sector members, this coming week.

 

COSATU statement on the allegations that government is planning to retrench more than 30 000 workers

10 August 2018

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has noted the reports that government is planning to retrench more than 30 000 public service employees in the next two years. This is very alarming considering that of the 36 million people in the working-age population, 27.5% are officially unemployed. The federation hopes that this report is not true because this matter has not been discussed with unions and also it does not make any sense.

 

NEHAWU warns Government against the plan to lay off 30 000 public servants

10 August 2018

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers` Union [NEHAWU] is shocked and appalled by the mooted plan by government to lay off more than 30 000 public servants in the next three years as part of cost-cutting measures. As NEHAWU, we will vehemently reject any job losses in the public service because of austerity measures meant to remedy the debt burden of the public service.

 

NEHAWU welcomes the resignation of Mr Sizwe Nxasana as NSFAS Board Chairperson

09 August 2018

The National Education, Health & Allied Workers` Union (NEHAWU) welcomes the resignation of Mr. Sizwe Nxasana as the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) Board Chairperson. NEHAWU welcomes his resignation as a necessary step towards fixing NSFAS and helping it avoid being plunged into a further crisis of collapsing the scheme by those with no interest in serving poor students and the working class large.

 

NEHAWU welcomes the South Gauteng High Court decision against the UJ 2

09 August 2018

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers` Union [NEHAWU] welcomes the decision of the South Gauteng High Court against Professor Roy Marcus and Jaco van Schoor who siphoned more than R30 million from the University of Johannesburg.

 

Update on Eskom Wage Negotiations at the CCMA

08 August 2018

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is extremely disappointed that parties are not making any progress in the Eskom wage negotiations here at the CCMA in Johannesburg.

 

SACTWU suspends 4 and a half week footwear sector wage strike

08 August 2018

The Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers` Union (SACTWU) has voluntarily suspended its 4 and a half week national wage strike in the footwear sector. The decision was taken mid-day yesterday, following consultation with our striking members.

 

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