Five key issues from Cosatu congress

2015-11-27 13:06

Cosatu has sent several key signals to the ruling ANC from its elective congress in Johannesburg. Here are five key political points raised.

Cosatu confirms Numsa, Vavi expulsions

2015-11-26 16:45

Delegates at Cosatu's national congress have confirmed the expulsion of former general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, as well as that of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA.

Oliphant accuses Cosatu of partnering with labour brokers

2015-11-25 16:50

Minister of Labour Mildred Oliphant accused Cosatu of not being honest in its fight for the banning of labour brokers.

Cosatu names ANN7 'worst employer' in SA

2015-11-25 10:45

Cosatu has named the Gupta-owned broadcaster ANN7 as the worst employer in the country.

SA invests R1bn a day in infrastructure - Patel

2015-11-25 06:51

Economic Development minister also tells Cosatu that government will use instruments such as tariff hikes to protect jobs in sectors threatened by imports.

Sadtu backs Ramaphosa for ANC president

2015-11-24 15:41

The SA Democratic Teachers' Union has called on Cosatu to endorse Cyril Ramaphosa for the position of ANC president in 2017.

Alliance can't break up – Nzimande

2015-11-24 14:21

The tripartite alliance cannot afford to break up, SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande says.

Alliance is still relevant - Zuma

2015-11-23 22:45

The tripartite alliance between the ANC, SA Communist Party and Cosatu, is still relevant today, President Jacob Zuma says.

Cosatu needs to focus on unemployed - Zuma

2015-11-23 21:24

The Congress of SA Trade Unions needs to focus on the unemployed worker, President Jacob Zuma says.

Cosatu congress to elect new leaders and clean house

2015-11-23 07:10

The Congress of SA Trade Unions will hold its 12th National Congress this week, where it will elect new leaders and attempt to clean its house.


Denosa Gauteng chair suspended

2015-11-26 17:41

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of SA's Gauteng chairperson Simphiwe Gada has been suspended following alleged negative comments about the Cosatu congress.

Support for ANC in local elections not a blank cheque - Sadtu

2015-11-26 12:17

Supporting the ANC is not guaranteed in next year's local elections, the SA Democratic Teachers Union has warned the ruling party, saying it intended giving its leaders an ultimatum.

Minimum wage could be on cards in 2016 - Oliphant

2015-11-25 15:50

The formalities around the national minimum wage could be completed next year, according to Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

Cosatu's biggest affiliate wants Ramaphosa for president

2015-11-25 07:16

Cosatu's biggest affiliate, Nehawu, has supported a proposal that the trade union federation endorse Cyril Ramaphosa as the ANC's next president.

1.2m jobs created but levels of unemployment remain high

2015-11-24 21:00

Up to two million jobs were created in South Africa since the government launched the New Growth Path in 2010, Minister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel told delegates at the ongoing Cosatu national congress in Midrand, Johannesburg.

I declined nomination - Cosatu woman leader

2015-11-24 14:21

At some point women will take their rightful place in the Cosatu leadership as president and general secretary but that time is not now, the federation's second deputy president Zingiswa Losi says.

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Five of six Cosatu leadership positions uncontested

2015-11-23 21:56

Five of Cosatu's top six leaders have been nominated unopposed for their positions. Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini is set to stay in his position.

Cosatu congress credentials adopted after heated debate

2015-11-23 16:38

A two-hour heated debate on whether or not the credentials at Cosatu's national congress should be adopted ended in a vote, with the majority in favour their adoption.

Cosatu rift spells disaster for ANC

2015-11-22 15:03

Labour federation president warns that 2016 municipal elections will be a tough contest

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