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ANC, Cosatu hold 'fruitful' meeting

2012-03-27 07:23

Johannesburg - The ANC held a "fruitful and honest" bilateral meeting with its alliance partner Cosatu in Johannesburg on Monday.

"It focused on the important issues of labour law amendments, in particular the problems of labour brokers, and the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Programme, dubbed as e-tolling," ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu and Cosatu spokesperson Patrick Craven said in a joint statement.

A follow up meeting would be held in the coming weeks to continue with the discussions as both parties were fully cognisant of the urgency of the matters.

"Papers presented at the meeting and discussions that ensued will not be made public," they said.

Comments
  • Gregory Jurgens - 2012-03-27 07:27

    Gauteng highway improvement program . My ass, it's the Rip the people off program .

      Enhle - 2012-03-27 09:07

      What happend to your Batho Pele Principles "ANC"? The term Batho Pele means 'People First'. In this context, Batho Pele means putting other people first before considering your own needs/yourself. How? By identifying small but important things that can immediately improve the quality of service you provide to your customer. "1. Consultation We can only assume to know what our customers want. 5. Information Citizens should be given full accurate information about the public services they are entitled to receive. 6. Openness and Transparency We should be open about our day to day activities, how much our departments receive, how that money is spent. This information should be available to the public. 7. Redress Redress is making it easy for people to tell us if they are unhappy with our service. We should train staff to deal with complaints in a friendly, helpful manner. An apology, full explanation and effective, speedy remedy should be offered when the promised standards of service have not been delivered. When complaints are made, we must give our customers a sympathetic ear. Have positive Reponses to complaints. 8. Value for Money We need to make the best use of available resources. Avoid wastage of time, money, and other resources. It also means eliminating waste, fraud and corruption and finding new ways of improving services at little or no cost." -JUST A REMINDER ON SOME OF THEM....STOP RACIST CARD AND DELIVER

  • bluzulu - 2012-03-27 07:29

    Don't forget , RSA's Autonomy .....Mr.VaVi

  • Irene - 2012-03-27 07:34

    I wonder how much they're slipping into Vavi's back pocket to make him keep quiet.

      Poloyatonki - 2012-03-27 08:45

      How can you say that. ANC doesnt bribe people.

  • Marion - 2012-03-27 07:47

    Mmmmmm. Labour broking will be banned in exchange for the eToll going ahead.

      christian.denyschen - 2012-03-27 08:51

      Aren't you getting tired defending the corrupt anc?

      Marion - 2012-03-27 09:29

      @Poloyatonki - get your facts straight mate. Firstly, where did I mention the ANC in this? Also, if you look at the post about Grabouw you will see I questioned why the DA hadn't done something. You're such an anus. At least I try to remain objective when I express my opinions instead of just attacking everyone because I've only got half a brain cell to rely on!

      Irene - 2012-03-27 10:02

      Poloyadonki always seems to have bad luck when he thinks.

  • Tulisa - 2012-03-27 07:54

    Both ANC and COSATU are undermining the workers and South African people,how can they say their not going to public with the out come of the meeting while this meeting is in public interest.Gwede Mantashe just go and live our ANC alone.this guy he is failing the oldest organization in continent.

  • Felix - 2012-03-27 07:58

    The Chivas doeth floweth over.

  • nishaatf - 2012-03-27 08:08

    Well Done to our govement , for looking for more reason to RIP us off ,life is hard as it it , now still to worry about the e-tolling that we also have to pay still. If i could elave this place i would for a better life for my kids

      Albert - 2012-03-27 08:53

      I gree 100% with u and the sad part is that we still gonna pay for the E-toll.is Cosatu realy have bullets left to fight against this e-toll system or is it just taking the people for a ride.South Africa is becomming like Zimbabwe.Were is our Human rights

  • lavida.locca - 2012-03-27 08:14

    Papers not made public....we know its money....u can go ahead n make it public .....

  • lavida.locca - 2012-03-27 08:14

    Papers not made public....we know its money....u can go ahead n make it public .....

  • angela.kutu1 - 2012-03-27 08:15

    Ok now i don't understand why the documents presented should be kept from the public....i smell a huge rat. Watch the space the wont be any changes...

  • Warwick - 2012-03-27 08:50

    I hope I'm wrong, but I think Cosatu have sold out.

      Gigo - 2012-03-27 09:04

      Yes you are wrong it didn't sell out.

      kmangi - 2012-03-27 09:14

      big time..trust me

      Marion - 2012-03-27 09:31

      I so hope you're right Sganja 'cos that would just be another nail in the coffin of my personal trust of COSATU.

  • kmangi - 2012-03-27 09:13

    dont be surprise if you hear cosatu angreein with gov on some issues they had problems with

  • Albert - 2012-03-27 09:22

    They can have there fruitful meetings but at the end of the day we are gouing to pay for the E-tolling.Is Cosatu runing out of bullets or are they taking Us for a ride...

  • Jason - 2012-03-27 09:45

    Lets think positively maybe the Trade union is getting its way!

  • eradingoana - 2012-03-27 09:53

    Hopefully that next meeting wont be after implementation because it would be irreversible.

  • Carry - 2012-03-27 10:13

    NO E-TAGS .............. ARE WE STILL ALL TOGETHER ON THIS MATTER? WE HAVE TO KEEP FIGHTING FOR ALL WE ARE WORTH.

      Marion - 2012-03-27 10:24

      We're still in on that one Carry. No eTags and, possibly, if you deem it more prudent, use the 'windy' route to get to your destination even though it will take a bit longer.

      Albert - 2012-03-27 14:50

      I agree 100% with u Guys im not even gonna register for that E-Tag Crap!!!

  • jason.nel3 - 2012-03-27 10:54

    As far as i know, the Secrecy Bill has not been approved?

  • dave.j.colquhoun - 2012-03-27 10:57

    Mr Vavi Please don't get sucked in by the theiving cronies at Luthuli house. You have earned some serious respect from many of us and we are asking you to stick to your guns to prove that you are still fighting for the poor. I know of many who have supported your calls for the scrapping of the e-tolls and many more who have supported your stance against the labour brokers. Don't destroy their newly founded trust in you by caving in to the money grubbing theives that claim to be governing this country. Stay honest to your principles and earn the rewards for that honesty in times to come.

  • rosanne.stuffoff - 2012-03-27 14:14

    this is not sounding too good for the motorist.... or am I jumping the gun here? I think that if this has been in the pipeline for ten years now, who had a say in it... not the worker

  • mshavula86 - 2012-03-27 15:23

    these meetings were supposed to be held, before! seemingly now they're just fooling us as usual.

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