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Gauteng CWU on the Cell C price increase

12 January 2017

The Communication Workers Union in Gauteng has learnt with shock the price increases announced by Cell C that will take effect from the 1st February 2017.


SADTU Free State welcomes the New HOD

12 January 2017

The South African Democratic Teachers` Union`(SADTU) in the Free State notes and welcomes the appointment of the new Head of Department for Education, Advocate Tsoarelo Malakoane by the Hon. Premier Ace Magashule in terms of the Public Service Act (No. 103 of 1994).


Government should dismiss labour inspectors and police officers who collude with farmers against farm workers

12 January 2017

The reports that some farmers are deducting electricity, water and rent money to counter the minimum wage confirms the assertion by the federation that most farmers still behave like slave masters in this country. This exposes the exploitative tendencies of the farming sector and highlights the plight of South African farm workers. COSATU condemns these illegal deductions and urges the department of Labour to intensify farm inspections and make sure that farmers comply with sectoral determination minimum wages.


SADTU Western Cape Press statement

12 January 2017

The Province, on behalf of its members, wants to congratulate the learners of the matric class of 2016 for the outstanding results.


COSATU mourns the death of six schoolchildren in Ntuzuma, Durban

12 January 2017

The Congress of South Trade Unions sends its heartfelt condolences to the families and colleagues of the six school children killed in a road accident in Ntuzuma, North of Durban. We wish the injured children a speedy recovery. This sad and shocking tragedy represents a dark beginning to the academic school year and also shines the spotlight on the ongoing carnage on our roads. This also highlights the lack of proper school transport for many working class children.


COSATU demands government`s urgent intervention to save our poultry industry and jobs

11 January 2017

COSATU is alarmed and deeply concerned by the pending jobs blood bath in our threatened poultry industry. We are deeply concerned by government`s deafening silence on a matter of the utmost national concern.


SADTU on North West Premier

11 January 2017

The South African Democratic Teachers Union has noted with disdain the comments attributed to the Premier of the North West Provincial government Supra Mahumapelo regarding the salaries of certain government employees. It is reported that the North West Provincial Government will "most likely" cut the salaries of certain public servants during the 2017 financial year.


Cosatu rejects DA claims that schools are ready for 2017, and calls for MEC Schaeffer removal

11 January 2017

Cosatu is concerned about the desperate state of education in the Western Cape in the working class areas. The crisis in schools is reflected in the state of disrepair of so many schools on the cape Flats. 2 schools that have been in the papers recently are the Uitsig School and the Weltevreden School in Mitchells Plain, where the lack of facilities make effective teaching impossible.


COSATU warns the Premier of the North West Province, Supra Mahumapelo against interfering with workers salaries

11 January 2017

The Congress of South African Trade Unions is deeply concerned by the reports coming from North West that the Premier of the Province, Supra Mahumapelo is planning to unilaterally cut salaries of public servants.


SACTWU condemns recent attacks on the Muslim Community

11 January 2017

The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers` UNION (SACTWU) is appalled by the recent atrocious attacks on our Muslim community.


COSATU on YouTube

Outcomes of COSATU CEC Meeting

COSATU Photostream                 COSATU on Flikr

COSATU protest march in Cape Town
Cosatu Rolling Mass Action against e-Tolls, Nov 2013

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