ARTICLES RELATING TO COSATU

Cosatu plans to support 'abused' farmworkers

2014-07-17 07:50

Cosatu says it wants to support vulnerable farmworkers like those on Thandi Modise's farm by recruiting them into a union and campaigning for a minimum wage.

Sadtu should know its place - DA

2014-07-15 21:13

The DA has called on government to put the country's largest teachers' union in its place.

Don't mix business and politics, says Vavi

2014-07-12 07:35
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Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has reiterated that politicians should not get involved in business, after reports of dying animals on a farm owned by NCOP chair Thandi Modise.

Vavi joins anti-Israel protest

2014-07-11 16:53
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Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has joined hundreds of protesters in criticising the Israeli occupation of Gaza and attacks on Palestine.

Sun City staff must report ill treatment - Cosatu

2014-07-06 10:04

Cosatu is calling on workers who are returning for duty at the Sun City resort to report any bad treatment against them, following a labour dispute with.

Inside Labour: Rank and file find their voice

2014-07-04 07:14

There seems to be renewed confidence and determination abroad among organised workers at rank and file level, says Terry Bell.

NUM lost nearly 20 000 members - Baleni

2014-07-02 20:30

The National Union of Mineworkers has lost nearly 20 000 members in the past year, says secretary general Frans Baleni.

Numsa strike heats up

2014-07-02 18:00

A Numsa official told those worried the strike would hurt the economy to "go to hell", while reports of vandalism reported on social network

Metalworkers give Vavi thunderous welcome

2014-07-01 13:35

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi will hand over a memorandum of demands, which includes a double-digit wage increase, for striking metalworkers.

No staff dismissed - Sun International

2014-06-30 06:23

No staff have been dismissed at the Sun City resort in the North West, Sun International says.

Govt has doubts about e-tolls - Cosatu

2014-06-28 06:00

Cosatu says the government is having second thoughts about e-tolls, followings news that plans are afoot to commission a panel to assess the impact of the system.

Cosatu postpones train fare strike

2014-06-23 11:46

Cosatu in the Western Cape has postponed its strike against Metrorail hiking its fares, says the trade union federation.

Plan to share farms with workers on track

2014-06-22 07:36
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Farmers, farm workers and trade unions, have until next year to respond to a policy proposals that could see farmers handing over 50% of their land to their workers.

Commuters face double blow - Cosatu

2014-06-20 06:00

Cosatu says Metrorail's looming fare increase will leave consumers reeling, but the rail operator warns it could cut services if no hike is implemented.

Cosatu to force Metrorail to delay fare hike

2014-06-18 17:52

Cosatu in the Western Cape intends striking to pressure Metrorail not to increase its fares, says the trade union federation.

Zuma told to scrap tolls, address wages

2014-06-15 11:42
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The Congress of SA Trade Unions wants President Jacob Zuma to address an array of issues in his State of the Nation address, including tolling and minimum wages.

Cosatu condemns Numsa letter leak

2014-06-10 16:31

Cosatu has condemned the leaking of a letter received from Numsa, which stopped short of accusing its president of trying to divide the metalworkers' union.

Cosatu must unite, urges Ramaposa

2014-06-06 22:19

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for unity within Cosatu and for members not to silence criticism, but to hold constructive talks.

Ehrenreich: It's nothing personal

2014-06-06 05:00
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A call for University of the Western Cape council chairperson Brian Williams to be removed is not a personal attack, Cosatu has said.

ANC not taking any more action over cartoon

2014-05-30 18:17
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The African National Congress will not take any further action against Eyewitness News about a "racist" cartoon on its website, the party says.

Cosatu putting internal battles on hold

2014-05-29 21:36

Internal battles within Cosatu have been put on hold, general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says.

Cosatu calls for peace on platinum belt

2014-05-23 22:35

Striking workers should desist from violence against other workers during their industrial action, Cosatu says.

Cosatu to call for campaign to disband Sanral

2014-05-22 12:00

Cosatu in Gauteng says it is worried about the extension of e-tolls to KwaZulu-Natal and vows the struggle to eradicate the system is not yet over.

I was maliciously targeted - Sadtu president

2014-05-21 22:13

Expelled SA Democratic Teachers' Union president Thobile Ntola has vowed to appeal against his expulsion.

Lonmin must reinstate miners - Cosatu

2014-05-21 17:34

The Congress of SA Trade Unions has threatened to take Lonmin to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation, and Arbitration over the dismissal of 235 workers.

 

Cosatu rejects e-toll reprieve

2014-07-17 05:00

The e-toll reprieve announced by Transport Minister Dipuo Peters means nothing as government policy on e-tolls has not changed, says Cosatu.

Implats denies Cosatu claims

2014-07-15 05:00

Impala Platinum has denied Cosatu's claims that NUM members are not being granted access to the company's North West operations.

Send Israeli diplomats home - Vavi

2014-07-11 20:56
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Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has urged government to immediately cut diplomatic ties with Israel.

Cosatu wants health workers freed

2014-07-10 14:29

Cosatu says more than 100 community health workers arrested in Bloemfontein must be released and charges against them dropped.

Workers happy to return - Cosatu

2014-07-05 13:00

Workers are happy to return to work following the settlement of a labour dispute with the Sun City resort, Cosatu North West says.

EFF, Amcu want to destabilise SA - Duarte

2014-07-02 20:40
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The Economic Freedom Fighters and trade union Amcu are working together to destabilise the country and the ANC government, ANC deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte says.

Adhere to Cosatu principles, says official.

2014-07-02 18:37

All Cosatu affiliates are bound by its constitution and should adhere to the federation's rules and principles, says its second deputy president Zingiswa Losi.

Vavi thanks Numsa for their support

2014-07-01 16:37

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has thanked trade union Numsa for supporting him during his suspension from the labour federation.

Call to back strike as thousands down tools

2014-07-01 12:43

The Congress of SA Trade Unions has called on all affiliates to support a national strike by the National Union of Metalworkers of SA for better wages.

Dismissed workers protest outside Sun City

2014-06-28 18:33

Hundreds of people working at the Sun City resort in the North West protested outside the resort's premises, says Cosatu.

ANC wants prosperous platinum sector

2014-06-25 06:00

The African National Congress has called on labour and mining companies to work together to restore stability and prosperity to the platinum industry.

Alliance got nearly R62m from Numsa - report

2014-06-22 13:12

The Sunday Independent says tripartite alliance partners - Cosatu, the ANC and the SACP - have received nearly R62m from Numsa.

Cosatu wants answers on Phakoe's murder

2014-06-20 07:07

The Congress of SA Trade Unions in the North West is resuming its campaign to find out who killed former Rustenburg municipal councillor Moss Phakoe.

Metrorail pushes on with fare hike

2014-06-19 06:00

Metrorail's fare increase in the Western Cape is going ahead despite a threat by the Congress of SA Trade Unions to strike, says the rail company.

Vavi: Macro-economic policies must change

2014-06-18 09:06

SA's economic structure needs to refocus from mining and finance to industrialisation if 5% growth is to be achieved, says Cosatu leader Zwelinzima Vavi.

Boy, 9, 'cuffed, tortured' for stealing chips

2014-06-11 08:09

A 9-year-old boy was handcuffed and tortured, allegedly by a filling station owner who accused him of stealing a packet of chips, the North West community safety department says.

Cosatu mourns Ma Mbeki

2014-06-08 13:16

Cosatu has conveyed its condolences to the family of former president Thabo Mbeki following the passing of his mother Epainette Mbeki.

Dlamini: Cosatu must still read Numsa letter

2014-06-06 17:45

Numsa has sent a letter to Cosatu responding to the outcome of its central executive committee meeting, but it has yet to be read, says president Sidumo Dlamini

No to small business exemptions - Cosatu

2014-06-02 19:20

Cosatu says it will oppose efforts to exempt small businesses from labour laws, adding that regulations are already flexible.

EWN must admit cartoon was racist - Cosatu

2014-05-30 15:16
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Cosatu says Eyewitness News and Primedia should admit that the cartoon they published is racist.

Vavi's rights violated - Dludlu

2014-05-28 20:13

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi's right to be heard has been being violated, his spokesperson says.

Cosatu condemns killing of mineworker

2014-05-23 18:58

Striking workers should desist from violence against other workers during their industrial action, says Congress of SA Trade Unions.

Ntola defends R10 000 monthly allowance

2014-05-22 07:00

Expelled SA Democratic Teachers' Union president Thobile Ntola says a director of one of the union's service providers helped him with money at pressing times.

Ntola abused his position, says Sadtu

2014-05-21 18:30

Expelled Sadtu president Thobile Ntola was allegedly getting a R10 000 monthly allowance, that could amount to R300 000, from a service provider, the union claims.

Gauteng Cosatu welcomes new premier

2014-05-21 15:49

Cosatu in Gauteng has welcomed the ANC's decision to appoint David Makhura as the province's premier.

 
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