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NEHAWU has signed the SASSA settlement agreement

12 October 2018

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers` Union [NEHAWU] this morning signed the settlement agreement that emerged after the meeting that took place on Wednesday 10th October 2018 with the Minister of Social Development and the management of the South African Social Security Agency [SASSA]. The employer has been sent the document for signing by the Acting CEO.

 

COSATU mourns the passing on of Comrade Eric `Stalin` Mtshali

12 October 2018

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has noted with sadness the news of the passing on of the South African Congress of Trade Unions [SACTU] stalwart and the leader of the South African Communist Party, Comrade Eric Stalin Mtshali. Comrade Eric Mtshali remains a living legend of SACTU who started working at the WFTU Headquarters in 1976 with the mission of organizing trade union movement in several countries such as Ethiopia and Namibia. He was originally a dockworker in KwaZulu-Natal.

 

NUM is deeply worried about the fatality that happened at Lethabo Power Station

12 October 2018

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is deeply saddened and shocked by the fatal incident that happened at Unit 5 of the Lethabo Power Station where one worker who is an NUM member lost his life at the scene of this shocking incident, whilst one other employee, also an NUM member is said to be in a critical condition at the hospital.

 

DENOSA at Thelle Mogoerane Hospital pleased with commitment to hire 50 more nurses and 90 additional support staff at the hospital

11 October 2018

DENOSA at Thelle Mogoerane regional Hospital branch is pleased that through many tough and rough engagements with management and various stakeholders, our struggle to better Thelle Mogoerane regional hospital has yielded positive results following the commitment by the management to hire 50 more nurses at the hospital as well as more than 90 additional support staff.

 

COSATU statement on the VBS looting report

11 October 2018

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has noted with utter repulsion the reports detailing the vulgar corruption that took place at VBS Bank. We are calling on the law enforcement agencies to act decisively against the identified culprits. These criminals should not be shown any mercy and they need to have their assets seized to send a clear message to all future criminals

 

COSATU KZN to picket against fuel hikes and VAT tomorrow

11 October 2018

COSATU will embark on a protest demonstration in the form of a Picket on 12th October 2018. This picket will take place at the N3 Eastbound of Marianhill Tollgates at 10:00 a.m. Comrades will gather at the Curries Fountain Stadium at 08:00 a.m. and leave at 09:30 to the N3 where the Picket would be held. People who may find it easy to go direct to the Picket site are encouraged to do so.

 

COSATU Free State supports SASBO strike at SBV

10 October 2018

COSATU Free State supports the SASBO strike at SBV which the employer has tried every trick in the book to derail. It is our view that the demands of SASBO in relation to the salary increase for workers are reasonable and affordable by the employer. It is unacceptable that the employer remains intransigent on the demands that have been put forward by the workers.

 

COSATU is fully behind the NEHAWU national strike at SASSA

10 October 2018

The Congress of South African Trade Unions is fully behind a national strike at the South African Social Security Agency [SASSA] by its affiliated union NEHAWU.The federation will implement the decision of the CEC that the SASSA strike needs to be actively supported by the federation because the matters being raised by NEHAWU are too important and they more beyond workplace difficulties. This strike is not just about workplace matters alone but it is also about the livelihoods of the 17 million social grants beneficiaries.

 

NEHAWU update on the SASSA strike and meeting with Minister of Social Development

10 October 2018

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers` Union [NEHAWU] will commence with its planned national strike at all the workplaces of the South African Social Security Agency [SASSA] across the country this morning.

 

COSATU Special CEC statement - 08 October 2018

10 October 2018

The Congress of South African Trade Unions convened a one day Special Central Executive Committee meeting yesterday-08 October 2018 to finalise the adoption of the resolutions from the 13th National Congress as amended. The meeting also finalised the proposed resolutions that the congress referred to the Central Executive Committee and also finalised the Programme of Action emanating from the 13th National Congress decisions.

 

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