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COSATU condemns US President Donald Trump`s declaration of war of aggression against Cuba

21 June 2017

COSATU strongly condemns the attacks on Cuba renewed by US President, Donald Trump as an affront on the sovereign right of the Cuban people to their freely chosen path of development and progress.

 

COSATU in the province of KwaZulu-Natal is planning to hold a picket outside the offices of Human Rights Commission

20 June 2017

The picket is aimed at raising consciousness to society and highlight the plight about the ongoing abuse, including the latest barbaric killing and human trafficking of women and children, in particular. All media houses are therefore invited to come and report.

 

Msobo Coal strike comes to end

20 June 2017

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is pleased to announce that a protected strike at Msobo Coal mine that started today has come to end after the company has withdrawn its letter of resignation from the Chamber of Mines.

 

COSATU North West statement on the attack of ANC Ward 16 Councillor`s property and family at Moses Kotoane

20 June 2017

Cosatu North West is perturbed by cowardly actions of some hooligans for attacking an ANC Councillor, his family and his property at Moses Kotane on the 16 June 2017. The federation strongly condemns this barbaric action of these hooligans. It is alleged that the group attacked the ANC Councillors for failing to employ them at Northam Platinum Mines as if he is the person responsible for employment.

 

The Public Protector`s report on ABSA proves that the South African capitalist state was already "captured" from the beginning

20 June 2017

COSATU welcomes the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane`s report on the R1.125 bn apartheid era bailout and the recommendations that the bank should payback the money back to government. The federation has long argued that corruption and the state capture investigations should be broadened and should involve the pre-1994 period, the government of national unity and the previous administrations.

 

NUM Amended Gazetted Mining Charter comprehensive statement

16 June 2017

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) welcomes the recently Gazetted Amended Mining Charter in terms of Section 100 of the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act of 2002, this brings to an end more than 24 months of towing back and forth since the maturity of the 2014 Mining Charter targets. The NUM would like to also put on record the fact that we have held six or more formal consultations with the Department of Mineral Resources since the April 2016 gazetting of the draft mining charter, we`re both parties that reflected and exchanged various ideas and proposals on a transformed mining industry. It is also important to emphasise on the importance of lowering socio-economic inequalities currently structured on racial lines, where black South Africans are still remaining in the periphery. Thus economic empowerment should always place significance on broad-based inclusive equitable ownership, which should benefit employees and communities at large.

 

NEHAWU settlement with the Department of Home Affairs

16 June 2017

The National Education Health & Allied Workers` Union [NEHAWU] signed an agreement with the Department of Home Affairs last night as an attempt to avert the imminent strike.

 

COSATU denounces and strongly condemns Sibanye Gold for unilaterally dismissing 2000 workers at its Cooke operations in Westonaria

15 June 2017

COSATU denounces and strongly condemns the unilateral decision of Sibanye Gold mine to dismiss more than 2000 workers many of them members of our affiliated union the National Union of Mineworkers. We are fully behind the NUM`s plan to oppose and fight this unwarranted victimisation and subsequent dismissal of workers; after they were bullied by the vigilante union AMCU into an illegal strike.

 

NUM is outraged by Sibanye Gold decision to dismiss more than 2 000 workers at its Cooke operations in Westonaria

15 June 2017

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is outraged and highly shocked by Sibanye Gold mine`s decision to dismiss more than 2000 workers, 1 100 being members of the NUM.

 

Joint Statement by COSATU KZN and its Unions in the Water Sector

15 June 2017

COSATU and its affiliates in the water sector are concerned about the outbreak of the alleged corruption at uMngeni Water which have emerged through the emails from some anonymous people. The federation met and its affiliated unions NEHAWU and SAMWU wants to assure our members in the water sector that COSATU and its unions are aware of the developments in uMgeni. Our main concern is that if these matters are not adequately addressed, they may cause serious instability in the uMngeni utility, which is responsible for the supply of bulk water in the Province of KwaZulu Natal. This instability may impact badly in the lives of many workers and in the delivery of water.

 

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