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COSATU North West fully support NEHAWU strike at the Department of Social Development

14 March 2017

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in the North West supports its affiliate NEHAWU`s indefinite strike at the Department of Social Development that have started yesterday. We request all our affiliates and COSATU locals to join and give solidarity support to members of NEHAWU in persuade of their demands.

 

COSATU Limpopo Provincial Executive Committee Statement

14 March 2017

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in Limpopo held its normal Provincial Executive Committee on the 09th March 2017 at Royal Hotel, Polokwane. The PEC was blessed by the presence of the Deputy General Secretary of COSATU, Cde Solly Phetoe. From the discussions and the resolutions of the of the meeting, we can confirm without any doubt that the federation in Limpopo is more than ever cohesive and ready to defend the unity and rights of workers.

 

Mayor Patricia De Lille is to blame for the deadly Hout Bay Fire

14 March 2017

The fire in Hout Bay was nothing but a crisis and Cosatu sends its heartfelt condolences to the unfortunate residences, who lost their lives ,limb and livelihoods. The extent of the damages could have been avoided if Cape Town City leaders had applied due care and diligence to the situation. They could have timeously intervened to ensure that overcrowding was minimised in order to be able to provide emergency services. The City has not done this because they claim to not have money, yet they spend millions of rends on bicycle races for the wealthy.

 

SACTWU suspends further protests against SARS pending outcomes of a Leadership Meeting

14 March 2017

This past Friday (10 March 2017), the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers` Union (SACTWU) marched to and protested at the Head Office of the South African Revenue Services (SARS) in Brooklyn, Pretoria. The protest - innovative and theatrical (see photos attached) - was intended to demonstrate our extreme unhappiness with the crisis of illegal imports flooding into South Africa (SA), which SARS has stopped effectively policing over the past two years or so.

 

COSATU submission to Parliament`s public hearings on transformation in the financial sector

14 March 2017

COSATU will present its submission on the need for transformation in the financial sector to the National Assembly`s Finance and Trade and Industry Committees` public hearings at 2:15pm Tuesday 14 March, Old Assembly Chamber, Parliament.

 

NUM Women`s Structure briefing statement

14 March 2017

The NUM Women Structure Back to school Advocacy campaign (2017)`s focus is on the provision of "SANITARY TOWELS" for Young Girls. The NUM interest in education and addressing women issues is unquestionable. This can be attested by the education support efforts through the NUM JB Marks Bursary Fund provided to children of NUM members, including those of staff members.

 

NEHAWU Limpopo Provincial Executive Committee Media Statement

14 March 2017

Nehawu Limpopo convened a successful Provincial Executive Committee meeting on the 7-8 March 2017 at Polokwane Royal hotel. The meeting discussed and considered the international balance of forces, political assessment and unfolding socio economic conditions as well as organisational matters.

 

COSATU Free State statement on the meeting with the South African Nursing Council

13 March 2017

In our quest to implement the resolutions of our 3rd Provincial Congress we initiated a meeting with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) to discuss issues, which our Congress and PEC had mandated us to raise. Nurses from the Free State have been struggling for quite a long time in terms of attending to their professional requirements, according to the South African Nursing Act of 2005. Nurses are still compelled to travel to Pretoria just to pay their licensing fees and obtain a receipt acceptable to their employers, to allow them to practice or just to buy distinguishing devices.

 

COSATU Free State Provincial Executive Committee Statement

13 March 2017

We held our first Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) Meeting for 2017 on March 08, 2017 under the theme `Unity and Cohesion of COSATU to Advance the National Democratic Revolution for Socialism.` We had a full house attendance by Affiliates except for only two apologies and we had a very good attendance from our Locals.

 

SATAWU welcomes Prasa Interim Board

13 March 2017

South African Transport and Allied Workers` Union (SATAWU) would like to congratulate Minister of Transport, Dipuo Peters, for acting speedily and installing an interim board at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa).

 

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