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SADTU`s condolence message to the Khoza family

03 August 2017

The South African Democratic Teachers` Union (SADTU) would like to pay its sincerest condolences to the family of ANC Member of Parliament and Member of the Basic Education Portfolio Committee, Timothy Khoza who died in a car accident while on an oversight visit to schools in Paarl yesterday.


NUM is deeply worried about the possible retrenchments of around 10 000 workers at Sibanye Gold operations in South Africa

03 August 2017

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is shocked and disgusted after it received Section 189 notice today from Sibanye Gold to retrench 7 400 permanent employees at Beatrix West and Cooke Operations. The number excludes close to 3 000 contractors who are also facing these retrenchments.


NEHAWU demands answers from Home Affairs DG in relation to security matters

03 August 2017

The National Education Health & Allied Workers` Union [NEHAWU] has it on good authority that currently there is no security personnel deployed to provide security in Home Affairs offices across the country. This comes after the contract of the last security company lapsed and the company left all premises without any form of security.


The electricity cost policy by the Cape Town City Council hurts the poor and favours the rich

03 August 2017

The City of Cape Town is implementing inequitable and discriminatory electricity cost policy. The City encourages densification of poor areas and then punishes the communities who have more than one household on the property. The City because of the higher use due to more than one family per plot then unfairly prejudices the poorer communities. This is the old way of dealing with cost in the City, where the poor carry a heavier burden.


NEHAWU to confront PANSALB CEO in relation to mistreatment of our members at the institution

03 August 2017

The National Education Health & Allied Workers` Union [NEHAWU] is demanding a meeting with the Chief Executive Officer of the Pan South African Language Board [PANSALB], Dr Mpho Monareng, to express its shock and also demand an explanation on the mistreatment of our members by him.


The contemptuous cash hoarding by South African companies poses a threat to labour peace and social stability

03 August 2017

The recent revelations by the DTI funded research ,conducted by the University Of Johannesburg`s Centre For Competition Regulation and Economic Development, that cash reserves in the JSE`s largest 50 companies had increased from R242bn to R1.4-trillion between 2005 and 2016 are disquieting to say the least.


COSATU mourns the death of Cde Timothy Khoza ANC MP in a car accident

02 August 2017

The Congress of South African Trade Unions sends its sincere condolences to the family ,colleagues and friends of ANC MP Timothy Khoza ,who passed away today in a car accident in Paarl ,Western Cape. The same car accident also left three other MP`s in critical condition and they are currently at Paarl Medi-Clinic. We wish them all a speedy recovery.


The ongoing job losses demand bold and decisive leadership from government and all social partners

02 August 2017

COSATU is perturbed and alarmed by the Household Financial Wellness Index released by both the University of South Africa and Momentum that shows that the country is likely to lose up to one million jobs by the end of the year if the stagnant economic growth is not addressed.


SADTU in Gauteng condemns the use of its name as a scapegoat to justify racist conduct at Klipspruit West Secondary School

02 August 2017

SADTU in Gauteng condemns the use of its name as a scapegoat to justify racist conduct by a grouping called Patriots for Equality through its spokesperson Charis Pretorius. This unfortunate baseless pronouncement was made during the ENCA evening news bulletin on 01 August 2017. SADTU and ATU participated in the recruitment process of Klipspruit West Secondary school as observers in terms of the applicable Education Labour Relations Council collective agreement. The latter bestows responsibilities upon the School Governing Body to administer the process and make recommendations to the Department of Education to effect the appointment as the employer. These responsibilities are drawn from the South African Schools Act. The SGB cannot claim not to have had the capacity to conduct this process after it had completed it. The so called `SADTU influence" is used to cover up racism.


The delaying tactics in the case of Emmanuel Masoka who was charged with perjury in the Moss Phakoe murder case are concerning

02 August 2017

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has noted with unease the delaying tactics applied in the perjury case of Emmanuel Masoka who was charged over recanting his statements in the Moss Phakoe murder case.


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