ARTICLES RELATING TO COSATU

ANC, alliance to discuss 'crisis of unity'

2015-06-29 14:37

National leaders of the ANC and its alliance partners attending a summit this week will need to find ways to fix "deep-rooted" problems, especially in the run-up to next year's local government elections.

Cosatu signs controversial new govt wage deal

2015-06-26 09:16

Unions which represent 52% of public sector employees have signed a new wage deal restoring a 7% hike and pegging future increases to Treasury inflation estimates.

Vavi needs to say sorry for office brothel

2015-06-20 21:28

The expelled Cosatu general secretary needs to apologise for turning Cosatu's offices into a brothel, says the labour federation's deputy general secretary.

Public sector settlement likely

2015-06-18 09:08

An upcoming meeting between union negotiators and Acting Public Services Minister Nathi Mthethwa may finally resolve the public sector pay and conditions impasse.

Cosatu joins lobby against Eskom tariff hike

2015-06-17 21:15

Opposition to Eskom’s tariff hike application is increasing, with Cosatu saying it will not not support any further burden on the working class and the poor.

Inside Labour: A whiff of democracy in the Cosatu air

2015-06-12 07:25

It will be acrimonious and messy, but a Cosatu-Numsa split could result in a healthier, even stronger labour movement in the long run, says Terry Bell.

Labour Wrap: Cosatu's messy rows reaching finality

2015-06-11 07:21

It is in the national interest that the facts about the bitter rows and schisms within Cosatu be made clear and discussed, says Terry Bell.

Cosatu: Numsa won't go down without a fight

2015-06-10 17:44

Numsa is exploring other options after its failed bid to return to Cosatu and get Zwelinzima Vavi reinstated as secretary general.

Numsa's 'urgent application' dismissed

2015-06-09 16:50

Numsa has lost its urgent application to attend Cosatu's Special National Congress in July. Judge Mandla Mbongwe said the matter was 'not urgent'.

Court to hear Numsa's case against Cosatu

2015-06-08 21:12

The High Court in Johannesburg will hear an application from Numsa to declare it an affiliate of Cosatu.

 

Govt confirms Cosatu signs 7% wage deal

2015-06-26 11:41

Cosatu has agreed to a 7% salary adjustment for 2015/16 and CPI plus 1% in 2016/17 and 2017/18, says the Department of Public Service and Administration.

Eskom execs committed crimes against humanity - Cosatu

2015-06-24 16:49

Eskom management and executives are making a laughing stock of SA and deserve to be in jail, says trade union federation Cosatu.

Inside Labour: Slippery slope to authoritarianism?

2015-06-19 07:47

With both Cosatu and the government flouting the rules, it seems constitutions can become just worthless pieces of paper, says Terry Bell.

Labour Wrap: Time to be worried, not yet afraid

2015-06-18 07:49

Be afraid, be very afraid. In his latest Labour Wrap, Terry Bell says this is an expression frequently used recently regarding the ongoing turmoil in Cosatu.

New leader ruffles Cosatu’s feathers

2015-06-15 11:31

The new general secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is set to ruffle feathers in his quest for the reinstatement into labour federation Cosatu of the ousted Zwelinzima Vavi and metalworkers’ union Numsa.

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This week, a high court ruling dismissed an urgent application by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa to be allowed at the Cosatu special national congress next month to argue against its expulsion. Numsa’s leaders will now only be able to state their case at Cosatu’s second conference in November, a year after the union was expelled. Numsa held a joint press conference with eight other allied unions on Wednesday (June 10 2015).

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Save Vavi, Save NUM - new union leader's to do list

2015-06-11 05:46

Newly-elected NUM general secretary David Sipunzi has two top priorities: save Zwelinzima Vavi, and save NUM from bleeding to death.

Writing on the wall for Cosatu - Vavi

2015-06-09 21:09

Expelled Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has warned that the union federation will change completely after the High Court in Johannesburg dismissed an application by Numsa to appeal its expulsion at Cosatu's Special National Congress next month.

Numsa in court battle to be allowed back into Cosatu

2015-06-09 16:22

Numsa's lawyer is fighting hard in the High Court in Johannesburg for the right to be allowed back into the Cosatu fold at the federation's Special National Congress next month..

Baleni bids farewell to NUM

2015-06-06 11:03

Former NUM general secretary Frans Baleni, who was defeated at the elective congress, says he will not be returning to the union but will take time off to rest and decide on his future.

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