Trade union rivalry could set country on fire

2015-05-19 15:39

The intensity of trade union rivalry is mounting against the background of a possible strike by public service and municipal workers, says Gideon du Plessis.

Vavi lays into 'Operation Fiela'

2015-05-16 15:58

Former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has slammed the state’s “Operation Fiela”, insisting that it feeds public perceptions that migrants are to blame for social ills.

Cosatu: Numsa claims 'hollow victory'

2015-05-11 19:02

Cosatu has lashed out at Numsa, accusing it of celebrating a "hollow victory".

Court orders Dlamini to convene Cosatu special congress in July

2015-05-11 13:54

The South Gauteng High Court has granted an order compelling Cosatu to hold a special national congress after nine affiliates approached the court.

Deadlock in public wage talks could spell damaging strike

2015-05-06 07:46

South Africa will soon hear whether there has been a breakthrough in the tortuous public sector wage negotiations or whether another deadlock has been reached.

Alliance facing real problems - Zuma

2015-05-01 20:06

The tripartite alliance is facing real problems, President Jacob Zuma has told workers at a May Day rally in Durban.

Painful to see workers divided - Madisha

2015-05-01 18:49

It is painful to see workers so divided that they are torn between which march to attend on Workers Day, Congress of the People deputy president Willie Madisha says.

Workers cheer for Zuma at May Day rally

2015-05-01 14:28

President Jacob Zuma has received a warm welcome from workers attending a Cosatu May Day rally in Durban.


The Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) march through Durban city centre for the annual May Day rally. View all the pics here.

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Bid to stop May Day march was to save Zuma embarrassment - Numsa

2015-04-30 19:25

The eThekwini Metro's bid to cancel a Numsa march, which had already been granted permission, was nothing more than attempt to prevent President Jacob Zuma from being embarrassed, the union says.


Unions must disengage from business - Nxesi

2015-05-19 14:32

Labour unions must disengage from business investments, says Public Works Minister Thulasi Nxesi, warning that failure to do so could consume the ANC alliance.

Axed Numsa vows to attend Cosatu special congress

2015-05-12 10:07

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has vowed to not be excluded from a long-awaited Special National Congress which Cosatu was ordered by a court yesterday to convene in mid-July.

Cosatu must hold national congress in July - court

2015-05-11 16:07

Cosatu must hold its long-awaited special national congress in July, the High Court in Johannesburg has ruled.

Vavi won't appeal expulsion, says he's enjoying the freedom

2015-05-06 10:10

Zwelinzima Vavi will not appeal his expulsion from the Congress of SA Trade Unions as general secretary unless it holds what he calls a legitimate congress.

Divisions mark Workers' Day

2015-05-01 22:21

This year, Workers' Day marches have been marked by visible divisions, tales of neglect, and gatherings of the expelled.

Malema calls on Vavi, Jim to form new workers' federation

2015-05-01 18:52

Julius Malema has called on expelled Zwelinzima Vavi and Irvin Jim to leave politics alone and form a new federation that is dedicated to looking after workers' rights.

Dunlop workers ask Cosatu for help

2015-05-01 16:21

Retrenched Dunlop workers have asked Cosatu for help at the union federation's May Day rally.

Workers: Cosatu internal battle having bad effect

2015-05-01 14:01

Cosatu members attending a May Day rally in Durban say the internal battles in the trade union federation are not helping workers solve their problems.

Cosatu May Day rally off to a good start

2015-05-01 12:23

Cosatu's main May Day rally has started on a high note in Durban, being led by top officials including Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini and SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande.

SA the most unequal place on earth - Vavi

2015-04-30 16:43

Expelled Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says that, in the 21 years since the advent of democracy, the country has failed to implement any of the goals of the Freedom Charter and is "the most unequal place on earth".

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