Presidency, Cosatu in bid to resolve tax law impasse

2016-02-07 12:02

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe and Cosatu leaders agree a solution is urgently needed to resolve an impasse over government's controversial Taxation Laws Amendment Act, the passing of which Cosatu says has 'poisoned' relations between the government and workers.

Once-powerful SA unions take knocks

2016-02-03 11:11

The labour movement in SA is floundering as infighting and job losses deplete its ranks and the ANC rides roughshod over union demands for policy change.

Cosatu protests against new tax law in PMB

2016-01-29 18:00

Cosatu members have protested against a new tax law affecting their pensions in Pietermaritzburg.

De Lille 'champion' of rich whites - Cosatu

2016-01-26 17:10

Cosatu in the Western Cape has accused Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille of being a "champion" of the wealthy old white communities.

Cosatu planning to 'crush' new tax laws

2016-01-21 21:30

Cosatu has called on its members and workers in general to join in its efforts to “crush” new tax law amendments signed into law by President Jacob Zuma.

Cosatu calls for maize price-fix probe

2016-01-20 06:12

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has called on the Competition Commission to investigate the alleged price fixing of maize.

Govt not taking over people's pensions - presidency

2016-01-14 13:24

Contrary to "false rumours", government has no intention of taking over the hard-earned pension money of workers, says the presidency.

Alliance must not play blame game - Cosatu

2016-01-09 12:33

It is not the time to point fingers or look for scapegoats when things go wrong, says Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini.

Stellar IEB matric results about 'money, resources' - activist group

2015-12-30 15:22

Money and better resources can pave the way to good matric results, an education activist group has said after the IEB reported a 98.30% pass rate in their final year exams.

Rumours abound over Zuma's finance ministry U-turn

2015-12-15 12:31

There is much speculation, but very little clarity on the reasons behind President Jacob Zuma's finance ministry rehuffle.


Labour Wrap: Weaker unions, bigger problems

2016-02-04 07:26

Trade unions will be justified later this year when they demand double digit pay rises, says Terry Bell in his latest Labour Wrap.

SA already has four union federations - Fedusa

2016-02-02 18:07

SA already has four trade union federations, the Federation of Unions of South Africa says as "nine-plus" unions gear up to form a new independent labour federation.

Presidency: We consulted widely on tax laws

2016-01-27 16:39

The Presidency has slammed reports that there was no consultation on the Tax Administration Laws Amendment Act signed into law by President Jacob Zuma.

It's going to be difficult to campaign for ANC – Cosatu president

2016-01-25 17:17

Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini says it will be difficult to campaign for the ANC in the upcoming local government elections while the new tax laws are still in place.

Cosatu calls for maize price-fix probe

2016-01-20 12:19

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has called on the Competition Commission to investigate the alleged price fixing of maize.

More unions blast new tax, retirement changes

2016-01-17 15:59

More unions have joined Cosatu in expressing displeasure with - and possible strike action against - tax amendments signed into law by President Jacob Zuma.

New tax laws will 'poison' Zuma's relationship with workers - Cosatu

2016-01-13 16:08

Cosatu says it is 'deeply incensed and disappointed' to hear that President Jacob Zuma has now officially signed all tax legislation from 2015 into law.

Labour Wrap: Same economic tune, different lyrics

2016-01-07 08:58

As 2016 gets under way, most economists and commentators seem at last to be singing to the same economics tune, says Terry Bell in his latest Labour Wrap.

Cosatu, SACP satisfied with Zuma's actions

2015-12-15 15:12

President Jacob Zuma has responded very positively to the cries of South Africans, said the alliance partners.

Gordhan not a friend of the working class - Cosatu

2015-12-14 15:23

The Congress of SA Trade Unions has fallen short of welcoming Pravin Gordhan back to his previous post, saying he is "not a friend of the working class".

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