Inside Labour: Facts, falsehoods and hopes

2014-10-31 07:28

Only a national delegate congress can decide the way forward for Cosatu, says Terry Bell.

Nzimande warns unions about ditching alliance

2014-10-30 14:50

Unions that leave the tripartite alliance will become divided, says SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande.

Labour Wrap: Clarifying Cosatu confusion

2014-10-30 07:22

Does it matter whether Numsa has left Cosatu, will leave Cosatu, or is forming a political party? Yes, it should concern everyone in SA, says Terry Bell.

The poor trusts the ANC, says Kodwa

2014-10-28 15:19

The working class and the poor is loyal to the African National Congress, says spokesperson Zizi Kodwa.

Taxes could cost ruling ANC municipal votes

2014-10-27 18:34

Any sort of business or individual tax would proportionally hit Gauteng harder than the rest of the country and that will be a challenge for the ANC in 2016.

Numsa ‘as good as expelled’

2014-10-26 12:00

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa is as good as expelled from Cosatu, it has been reported.

Cosatu: No decision taken on Numsa

2014-10-24 07:37

Cosatu did not vote on Numsa being expelled from the trade union federation and the issue will be discussed at a later meeting, says a spokesperson.

Numsa is still part of Cosatu, says Jim

2014-10-23 20:54

Cosatu did not vote on Numsa being expelled from the trade union federation, according to Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim.

Numsa faces imminent expulsion from Cosatu

2014-10-23 17:29

South Africa's biggest union is facing expulsion from Cosatu as ballots are being cast on whether or not to keep the Numsa in their ranks.

ANC tells Cosatu to address breaches

2014-10-22 20:19

The ANC has urged Cosatu to address hostility in the trade union federation, amid rumours of an imminent split.

Vavi on agenda for special Cosatu meeting

2014-10-20 18:53

Cosatu will hold a special central executive committee meeting where general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is rumoured to face suspension once again.

Cosatu split imminent - report

2014-10-19 19:30

ANC heavyweights are expected to tell Cosatu that they have failed to resolve their dispute with the federation’s biggest union – paving the way for a split.

Motorists gather for e-tolls drive-slow

2014-10-18 11:20

Bikers, taxi drivers and Cosatu members have gathered in Johannesburg ahead of a drive-slow to the SA National Roads Agency Limited offices in Pretoria.

Sanral denies employee layoffs

2014-10-17 11:18

Sanral is not retrenching its employees and has not issued retrenchment letters, says its spokesperson Vusi Mona.

Cosatu plans protest, will burn e-tags, bills

2014-10-16 13:41

Cosatu, the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance and the National Taxi Alliance are set to protest at Sanral's Pretoria office, including the burning of e-tags and bills.

SABC chair must give proof - Cosatu, SACP

2014-10-15 17:55

SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala must produce proof of her qualifications or immediately step down, Cosatu and the SACP says.

Cosatu to lobby WMA to expel Israel

2014-10-09 22:02

Protests demanding the expulsion of Israel from the World Medical Association will be staged by Cosatu and its affiliates Nehawu and Denosa, the trade union federation says.

Threat of renewed farm strikes in W Cape

2014-10-07 18:35

Cosatu and a number of farm workers' organisations in the Western Cape have cautioned farm owners to stop evictions of farm workers.

Kganyago must ditch 'disastrous' policies

2014-10-07 12:14

Cosatu says new governor Lesetja Kganyago must insist that the Reserve Bank be nationalised and not be guided by ratings agencies, the World Bank or the IMF.

Corruption, crime massive problems, says Vavi

2014-10-04 16:09

Crime and corruption in South Africa are massive problems that need a leader like former activist Moses Kotane, Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has said.

Cosatu faces financial squeeze over legal battles

2014-10-02 17:49

Cosatu is battling financially because a large portion of the money is used defending itself in court, says president Sidumo Dlamini.

Cosatu wants boycott of Israeli circumcision device

2014-09-29 19:59

SA may turn to an Israeli circumcision device to reduce the number of young males who die in botched initiation ceremonies.

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.


We don't want sweetheart unions, says Vavi

2014-10-30 21:15

The Congress of SA Trade Unions and its affiliates must be free of political manipulation, says general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

Mantashe: Don't blame Cosatu problems on ANC

2014-10-30 13:24

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe says union members must not look for a scapegoat in the ANC because of the friction in Cosatu.

Mantashe: Numsa like a diseased person

2014-10-29 10:00

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has compared Cosatu's largest affiliate Numsa to a person suffering from a lifestyle related disease, according to a report.

Jim: United Front to serve the working class

2014-10-27 21:00

Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim says the United Front, which will be launched in December, sets out to serve the needs of the working class.

Numsa breaks away from ANC alliance

2014-10-27 14:47

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA says it will launch a socialist united front.

Cosatu adjourns special meeting

2014-10-24 17:57

Cosatu's special central executive committee meeting has been adjourned for two weeks, when discussions on Numsa's future will continue.

ANC's influence over Cosatu to be tested - analyst

2014-10-24 05:00

The ANC's influence over Cosatu will be tested during the trade union federation's CEC meeting, where it is rumoured Numsa's future will be decided, a political analyst says.

Giant federation mooted

2014-10-23 18:15

Trade unions both within Cosatu and among other federations and independent bodies are being approached about the possibility of forming a single “super federation” .

ANC not in favour of Numsa expulsion

2014-10-23 08:59

The ANC is not in favour of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA being expelled from Cosatu, deputy ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa says.

Ignore ratings advice, Cosatu tells Nene

2014-10-22 11:54

Cosatu has urged Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene to ignore advice from ratings agencies and rather focus on bringing down the high unemployment.

Opposition condemns Mthembu shooting

2014-10-20 18:50

Opposition parties have condemned the shooting of ANC MP Jackson Mthembu during an armed robbery in Mpumalanga at the weekend.

E-toll protesters burn unpaid bills in coffin

2014-10-18 18:35

Protesters have burnt their unpaid e-toll bills on top of an empty coffin while singing the national anthem outside Sanral's offices in Pretoria.

Cosatu sneezes, we all catch cold - youth body

2014-10-17 15:49

South Africa has found itself having to buckle under the pressures and whims of Cosatu at the collective expense of the poor, says a youth body.

Very few in ANC support e-tolls - Cosatu

2014-10-16 18:35

Very few people in the African National Congress support the tolling of Gauteng's highways, claims the Congress of SA Trade Unions.

Govt not listening to the people: Cosatu

2014-10-16 12:50

The government has refused to listen to the people of Gauteng regarding e-tolls, says the Congress of SA Trade Unions.

Vavi's rape accuser wants R4m in damages

2014-10-10 08:05

A woman who accused Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi of raping her is seeking R4.1m in damages from him, the union federation, and its biggest affiliate, according to a report.

Kganyago an astute leader - BBC

2014-10-07 19:32

Lesetja Kganyago is the right man to lead the SA Reserve Bank given his experience as a leader, public servant and accounting officer par excellence, says the BBC.

Dept to help evicted farm workers

2014-10-07 17:48

Farm workers facing eviction can now call lawyers for help, the rural development department has announced.

Vavi is a ‘cult personality’ – Sadtu

2014-10-05 10:18

The SA Democratic Teachers’ Union Sadtu is concerned about the emergence of Cosatu’s secretary-general Zwelinzima Vavi as a “cult personality”.

Salaries to be reviewed - Zuma

2014-10-02 20:21

President Jacob Zuma says the salaries of teachers and health professionals are being reviewed.

Zuma: Teacher salaries under review

2014-10-02 13:46

The salaries of teachers and health professionals are being reviewed, says President Jacob Zuma.

ANC leadership will not be discussed - party

2014-09-29 13:23

The ANC will not discuss a change in leadership at its national general council next year, the party's head of policy Jeff Radebe says.

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

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

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