ARTICLES RELATING TO COSATU

Cosatu slams 'purely profit-driven' firms

2014-09-18 05:00

Private companies are not doing enough for social transformation, claims the Congress of SA Trade Unions.

Cosatu calls for health workers' security

2014-09-10 20:18

The recent assault of a nurse at Helen Joseph Hospital shows the need for better security for health workers, says the Congress of SA Trade Unions.

Cosatu to burn e-tags, e-toll bills

2014-09-09 13:25

All those who have bought e-tags and received monthly e-toll bills should be afforded the opportunity to burn them, says Cosatu in Gauteng.

Cosatu condemns attack on NUM member

2014-09-08 21:09

Cosatu has appealed for tolerance among workers after a National Union of Mineworkers member came under attack in Marikana.

Vavi slams unions for failing workers

2014-08-29 21:04
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Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has lashed out at the country's trade unions for not meeting workers' needs and placing too much focus on politics.

Police inquiry provided no insight - Cosatu

2014-08-27 17:55

Cosatu says a commission of inquiry's findings on policing in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, are not insightful.

Cosatu to intensify Israeli goods boycott

2014-08-26 16:06

Cosatu has vowed to "intensify" mobilising South Africans to boycott companies trading with Israel and any goods imported from the country.

Unions will not buy Amplats mines

2014-08-21 07:00

Mining unions Amcu and NUM say they have no plans to buy two mines Amplats is selling off as it seeks to focus on more profitable, mechanised operations.

No word from govt on Marikana commemoration

2014-08-15 19:37

It could not be confirmed whether any government officials would be attending the second anniversary of the Marikana shootings.

Cosatu warns of break-up

2014-08-13 13:58

The Congress of SA Trade Unions says that requests for a special congress may lead to a split within the trade union federation.

10 000s gather for Cape Town pro-Palestine march

2014-08-09 15:31
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Tens of thousands of people supporting Palestine have marched to Parliament in Cape Town in one of the biggest rallies the city has seen in 20 years.

Vavi: Metal bosses greedy

2014-08-03 09:58
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Employers in the engineering and metals sector who refuse to sign a wage deal are greedy, says Congress of SA Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

Cosatu threatens metal firms in W Cape

2014-07-30 19:01

Companies continuing to lock out workers in the metal industry in the Western Cape will see their companies closed down by Cosatu, says the union.

Eleven months' maternity leave wanted - report

2014-07-29 10:02

Trade unions and non-govermental organisations have called for 11 months' maternity leave for mothers, reports The Times.

Ramaphosa hints at strike law reforms

2014-07-24 16:22

South Africa should adjust labour laws so union members have to vote before striking, according to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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.

 

Cosatu shocked by Nigeria deaths

2014-09-17 20:06

The deaths of dozens of people, including 67 South Africans, in a building collapse in Nigeria is shocking, Cosatu says.

Cosatu: Peters must respect toll panel views

2014-09-09 15:27

Cosatu has called on Transport Minister Dipuo Peters to give Gauteng's e-tolls review panel a chance and to respect the process.

Cosatu: End rugby's 'boere clique'

2014-09-09 08:08
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Cosatu says it wholeheartedly supports SARU's plans to ensure that half the Bok team is made up of players of colour by 2019.

Employers plead for less meddling in wages

2014-09-05 18:13

A national minimum wage, if set at a level employers cannot afford, will lead to job losses, an employers association says.

Fuel levy employs no one - Cosatu

2014-08-27 19:15

Using the fuel levy to fund Gauteng's highways means no one has to be employed for fee collection, the Congress of SA Trade Unions say.

E-tolls an immoral project - Cosatu

2014-08-27 16:30

E-tolls will add to the burden of the poor, who will be forced to pay more to travel on highways which were previously free of charge, says Cosatu.

No need for pension fears - govt

2014-08-21 18:42

The government has given assurances that proposed pension reforms will not see the state nationalise pension funds or prevent withdrawals when workers change jobs.

Cosatu welcomes labour amendments

2014-08-20 12:00

Cosatu has welcomed the signing of the Labour Relations Amendment Act and says it will monitor the proper implementation of certain clauses.

Jewish board, Ehrenreich go head-to-head

2014-08-14 20:37
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The SA Jewish Board of Deputies and Cosatu's Western Cape secretary Tony Ehrenreich say they intended laying charges against each other.

Struggle for women's rights continue - Cosatu

2014-08-10 13:24

Despite some achievements on women's rights, the struggle for women still continues, says the Congress of SA Trade Unions.

Quake: Cosatu warns mines over safety

2014-08-06 10:42

Cosatu has called on mining bosses to ensure safety measures are in place before allowing miners to return to work after the 5.5 quake.

Neasa not fazed by Numsa, Cosatu threats

2014-07-31 10:52

The National Employers' Association of South Africa says it is not fazed or intimidated by Numsa and Cosatu's threats against its members.

End of Limpopo intervention welcomed

2014-07-29 13:23

Cosatu has welcomed the return of five Limpopo departments placed under national government administration almost three years ago, saying the intervention went on for longer than necessary.

Burn e-toll bills - Cosatu

2014-07-24 18:00

Motorists in Gauteng must continue to use the highways without paying the e-toll bills, says the Congress of SA Trade Unions.

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.

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