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COSATU welcomes ban on public figures doing business with state

29 July 2014

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has been at the forefront of the fight against corruption for many years. We have always argued that this scourge is not confined to the public service or politicians, but invariably involves collusion between people in both the public and private sectors who get together to fix tenders or manipulate the price of services.

 

Stand with Palestinian workers in Gaza: a call for trade union solidarity

29 July 2014

The Palestinian trade union movement, with support from the Congress of South African Trade Unions and its affiliates, is unanimously calling on trade unions internationally to take immediate action to stop the Israeli massacre in Gaza and hold Israel to account for its crimes against the Palestinian people.

 

NUMSA to sign agreement

29 July 2014

NUMSA’s General Secretary cde Irvin Jim and Deputy General Secretary Karl Cloete, will today Tuesday 29 July 2014, sign the collective bargaining agreement with Seifsa, at 14h00pm, The Lakes Hotel, Benoni, Gauteng province.

 

COSATU condemns the iron fist that deepens the crisis of human rights violations in Swaziland

29 July 2014

The Congress of South African Trade Unions is utterly appalled and condemns the guilty verdict and subsequent sentencing of 2 years imposed on human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and the Nations Magazine Editor Bheki Makhubu, on 25 July 2014.

 

COSATU salutes NUMSA victory

29 July 2014

The Congress of South African Trade Unions welcomes the settlement reached between the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (NUMSA) and congratulates its members in the Engineering and Metals sector for their steadfast commitment to the struggle for a decent wage and other justified demands.

 

NUMSA on the 4 week old engineering NUMSA strike

29 July 2014

The Numsa Special National Executive Committee (NEC) was convened yesterday, Sunday 27 July 2014, to update the union’s structures on the progress made during negotiations in the Metals Engineering Industry Bargaining Council (MEIBC) this past week. The special NEC was attended by Numsa’s National Office Bearers (NOBs), worker-leaders from all our Regions, and members of the National Bargaining Team (NBT).

 

Media reports on holidays for teachers are misleading

29 July 2014

It is with great regret that we note media reports suggesting that the Union is demanding an extension of the holidays allocated to teachers. The story on SADTU’s “demand” is an extreme exaggeration and distortion as it seeks to sensationalize what the General Secretary of SADTU Mugwena Maluleke said, at SADTU’s KZN Congress, in order to dent the image of SADTU and create an impression that we are a self centered union and want to spend as less time as possible in class.

 

SADTU statement on launch of a historic teacher development programme

29 July 2014

History was made in Durban on Thursday, 24 July 2014 when the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) in KwaZulu-Natal, with partners - Mindset, Telkom, Inkunzi, Hauwei, HP, Vortex, Cyberschool Technology and 247 Technologies, officially launched a teacher development television programme – a first by a teacher union.

 

Police killers must rot in jail - POPCRU

29 July 2014

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) congratulates members of the South African Police Service in Gauteng for apprehending a suspect over the murder of Warrant Officer Thabo Abednigo Mahlaba whose body was discovered by a passer-by 13 days after he disappeared. The arrest of Mahlaba’s alleged murderer shows the level of determination our members have in carrying out their duties and bringing culprits before the law. This is an achievement we pride ourselves with.

 

COSATU Limpopo welcomes the end of section 100 (b) intervention in the province

29 July 2014

COSATU in Limpopo welcomes the end of section 100 (b) intervention in the province as this is long overdue. It has taken the intervention/ administration over two (2) and half years to bring financial stability and sustainability in the five (5) affected departments. From the onset, as COSATU we supported the intervention given the rot and collapse of good governance practices in the provincial government.

 
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