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Sanral`s legal action against the seven construction companies guilty of collusive tendering is long overdue

11 May 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions welcomes and supports the decision by Sanral to lodge claims against the seven construction firms that were found guilty of collusive tendering by the Competition Commission. We feel that this action is long overdue and these companies have to be held responsible and accountable for conning Sanral out of an estimated R760 million.


COSATU Limpopo congratulates the SACP for a successful 7th Provincial Congress

10 May 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in Limpopo wishes to hereby congratulate its trusted ally, the South African Communist Party, for its successful 07th Provincial Congress held on the 07th – 08th May 2016 at Bolivia Lodge in Polokwane.


COSATU Limpopo mourns the death of Cde Eric Mashatola

10 May 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in Limpopo deeps its flag as it mourns the death of comrade Eric Mashatola who was a SACCAWU Organizer for Polokwane Local. We therefore wish to send our sincere condolences to the entire membership and leadership of SACCAWU in the region.


A jobs summit is urgently needed to discuss the latest shocking and depressing unemployment figures released by Stats SA

09 May 2016

The latest alarming and disheartening unemployment figures that show that there has been a massive rise in the unemployment rate in the country, demands immediate action from all social partners to avert a looming catastrophe. The latest data from Statistics South Africa shows that South Africa`s unemployment rate increased to 26.7% of the labour force in the first quarter of this year


COSATU supports the call for Judge Mabel Jansen to resign over her racist comments

09 May 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions harshly condemns the racist comments made by The Pretoria High Court Judge, Mabel Jansen that imply that black culture and black people in particular are prone to rape. Judge Jansen is quoted as having written that : "In their culture a woman is there to pleasure them. Period. It is seen as an absolute right and a woman`s consent is not required. "I still have to meet a black girl who was not raped at about 12. I am dead serious."


Participation of COSATU NOB`s on #TNABizBreakfast Show

06 May 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in the North West Province with its entire membership commends the Leadership on raising critical issues affecting workers of South Africa.


CWU Press Statement

05 May 2016

It is important to note that a certificate of "non-resolution of the dispute" which effectively means certificate to strike, was obtained at the CCMA in January 2016 by Communication Workers Union (CWU). Also to note is that CWU had been given a mandate by her members to embark on a full blown industrial action that is indefinite. However CWU opted to engage with management of SAPO through various platforms, further to engage with the minister of the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services.


Invitation to the CWU Provincial March

05 May 2016

CWU KZN wishes to invite you to attend and report on the planned mass action that will take place in Durban on as following details:


Pretoria High Court dismisses the application by Free Market Foundation challenge to collective bargaining

05 May 2016

The Minister of Labour Mildred Oliphant and her department welcome the judgment handed down by Judge Murphy on 4th May 2016 which dismissed the application by the Free Market Foundation. The Free Market Foundation brought a significant constitutional challenge to the system of collective bargaining in South Africa, in particular, to the extension of collective agreements.


COSATU condemns the arsonists who burned down thirteen schools in the areas of Vhuwani in Vhembe

05 May 2016

The Congress of South African Trade Unions condemns the torching of thirteen schools in Vhembe in Limpopo by arsonists pretending to be protesters . The federation is calling for calm and for sober minds to prevail and put a stop to this unnecessary violence. The nation`s law enforcement agencies also need to act swiftly and decisively to deal with acts vandalism.


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