Cosatu will strike if Cape Town doesn't solve train issues

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Cosatu has announced that they will embark on strike action in August "for the dismal state of the rail services in Cape Town" if Metrorail and Prasa doesn't solve the issues.

Cosatu lays charge against Zille for school accident

2015-07-24 18:19

Cosatu has laid a charge of criminal negligence against Western Cape Premier Helen Zille over an accident at a school in Delft that left two pupils injured.

Cosatu has been stolen by the state – Vavi unions

2015-07-23 13:09

Zwelinzima Vavi's group has slammed a "rigged" congress, said Cosatu was "dead" and announced plans to hold a Workers Summit to rebuild the workers' movement.

Vavi 'strengthened' by Twitter attack

2015-07-21 12:27

Former Congress of SA Trade Unions secretary general Zwelinzima Vavi is unperturbed by a Twitter backlash after he posted a birthday message for former deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe which ended with the note that Motlanthe was not a thief.

Numsa wants to rule

2015-07-19 16:41

Expelled metalworkers’ union Numsa is preparing to forge ahead with the launch of a new federation to rival Cosatu, even as its nine supporting affiliates dither.

Vavi calls for 'new' Cosatu workers summit

2015-07-18 17:01

The Cosatu that was founded in 1985 is falling apart and splinter unions are growing as a result, former General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says.

Jim, Vavi to address Numsa shop stewards

2015-07-17 13:54

Thousands of Numsa shop stewards will converge in Johannesburg to be addressed by general secretary Irvin Jim and former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

Inside Labour: A tale of confusion, contradiction and irony

2015-07-17 07:45

Behind a very flimsy screen of unity promoted by Cosatu president S’dumo Dlamini, the divisions in the country’s largest labour federation have become even greater, says Terry Bell.

Labour Wrap: Cosatu is a federation, not a family

2015-07-16 07:11

In a family, private matters are often not publicly aired, but Cosatu is not a family - it is a trade union federation, says Terry Bell in his latest labour wrap.

Cosatu won't unite until sexual exploitation issues are addressed - Sadtu

2015-07-14 21:39

Issues around sexual exploitation of women by their male colleagues within Cosatu have to be addressed before the federation can speak of unity among unions, a SA Democratic Teachers Union official says.


Cosatu has failed its workers - Malema

2015-07-25 21:18

Cosatu has failed its workers, EFF leader Julius Malema has said at the party's second anniversary celebration.

Unions backing Numsa, Vavi insist they are still united

2015-07-23 20:36

The group calling themselves the "nine plus unions", sympathetic to Numsa and former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, maintain that they are still united as a group.

Cosatu not encouraged to support 'all white' Springbok team

2015-07-22 18:10

Cosatu is not encouraged to support the “all white” Springbok team announced to take on the All Blacks, provincial secretary Tony Ehrenreich says.

Leadership elected for Cosatu Western Cape

2015-07-19 21:45

The leadership to take the helm of Cosatu in the Western Cape for the next three years has been elected.

Big Nurse Dlamini puts Cosatu in ICU

2015-07-19 16:23

Tuesday. Tuesday’s a slow day for weekly muckrakers. Unless the day’s deployment includes watching Big Nurse – that’s Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini to you – giving the labour federation two in the chest and one in the head.

Jim attacks Sdumo for Cosatu's collapse

2015-07-18 14:57

Cosatu President Sdumo Dlamini will be remembered for destroying the Cosatu federation, National Union of Metalworkers of SA Secretary General Irvin Jim says.

Cosatu: who supports whom?

2015-07-17 13:51

FOR AND AGAINST: Here is a breakdown of how Cosatu's affiliate unions feel about the expulsion of Numsa and Zwelinzima Vavi.

Cosatu unions divided over success of SNC

2015-07-17 05:52

While the intention of Cosatu's special national congress was to create unity and cohesion, the federation's affiliates are now divided on whether it was a success or a waste of time.

WATCH: Cosatu delayed Numsa, Vavi discussions during special congress

Labour Analyst Terry Bell attended Cosatu's special national congress this week. He says the union managed to delay talks about the future of expelled Numsa and Zwelinzima Vavi. Watch.

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Nxesi urges Cosatu leaders to stay away from business unionism

2015-07-14 21:15

The ANC, SACP and Cosatu should be the first to root out corruption within the alliance, SA Communist Party deputy national chairperson Thulas Nxesi says.

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