United Front to host alternative Sona

2015-01-29 14:58

The United Front will hold an alternative state of the nation address ahead of President Jacob Zuma’s formal one next month, it says.

Cosatu disappointed at e-toll review outcome

2015-01-16 09:55

Cosatu says it is disappointed that the e-toll review panel has not called for the system to be scrapped, and will continue to argue strongly for this to happen.

Cosatu wishes ANC a happy birthday

2015-01-10 14:06

The ANC has made great gains in its 103 years of existence, the Congress of SA Trade Unions says.

Cosatu calls for bonuses for W Cape workers

2014-12-14 13:10

Cosatu has called on companies in the Western Cape to give all workers bonuses in addition to holiday pay.

Numsa: ANC has good people

2014-12-13 13:00

The National Union of Metalworkers believes there are still good people in the ANC and they'll work to attract them, it has been reported.

Numsa challenges expulsion in court

2014-12-11 16:04

Numsa is challenging its expulsion from Cosatu in court says general secretary Irvin Jim because they're determined to "reclaim the federation".

Cosatu takes CT City to Equality Court

2014-12-09 18:37

Cosatu and the City of Cape Town have appeared before the Equality Court over its concerns regarding poorer areas and the MyCiTi bus routes.

Vavi: Boardroom fights don't help workers

2014-12-09 13:48

Endless boardroom fights have nothing to do with advancing workers'interests "when Rome is burning", says Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

Vavi: Cosatu no political conveyor belt

2014-12-09 10:59

It would be over his dead body that Cosatu would become a political conveyor belt, says Zwelinzima Vavi, embattled general secretary of Cosatu.

Dlamini: Unions trying to liquidate Cosatu

2014-12-08 14:02

Those forming unions in opposition to Cosatu are trying to "liquidate" the trade union federation, says its president Sidumo Dlamini.

Cosatu wants Eskom probed

2014-12-02 15:20

Cosatu says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown must investigate the root causes of crises within Eskom.

Cosatu cries foul on CT power cuts

2014-12-01 11:40

Cosatu claims power cuts for more advantaged areas take place during off-peak hours while poorer areas are without power at inconvenient times.

Dissident unions want Dlamini to resign

2014-11-28 08:59

Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini must resign, say unions sympathetic to the National Union of Metalworkers of SA.

Govt must enforce all labour laws - Cosatu

2014-11-27 16:05

The government must enforce all labour laws, including requiring employers to report on disproportionate income at all wage levels, says Cosatu in the North West.

ANC seeks to push for Cosatu unity

2014-11-24 20:24

The ANC's national executive committee will seek input from its alliance partners to help resolve the turmoil in Cosatu, says secretary general Gwede Mantashe.

Vavi warns of yellow unionism

2014-11-21 22:17

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has cautioned against yellow unions, which he says are unions usually closely aligned with companies and even governments.

SACP pays rent to Cosatu despite no political levy

2014-11-20 19:49

The SACP has not received a political levy from Cosatu in the last four years but it continues to pay rent to the trade union federation.

Vavi charges not reinstated

2014-11-20 12:45

The Congress of SA Trade Unions has denied reinstating charges against its general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

Numsa seeking public sympathy - union

2014-11-17 17:15

Numsa is responsible for its own expulsion from Cosatu, the Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers' Union says.

Can Numsa appeal expulsion?

2014-11-17 15:50

A Fin24 user wants to know if Numsa has a right to appeal its expulsion form Cosatu.

Dlamini speaks out about Cosatu crisis

2014-11-14 21:13

There has been a "misinformation campaign" about what constitutes the real crisis in Cosatu, says leader Sidumo Dlamini.


On Numsa having to wait ten months to appeal its expulsion, Bell said according to section 14.2 of the constitution, Numsa have the right to appeal. Watch.

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Cosatu and Numsa: 5 parties we have to blame

2014-11-13 07:46

In politics there are always more than two sides to a story. The recent Cosatu-Numsa divorce proves this, writes Sibu Mgudlwa.

Behind the Numsa expulsion

2014-11-12 23:04

Labour columnist and author Terry Bell provides insight into the developments behind the Numsa expulsion in a series of video interviews.


No excuse for Soweto violence - Cosatu

2015-01-22 20:18

Cosatu says there is no excuse for assault, killings and looting of foreign-owned shops in Soweto.

Protect tripartite alliance, Zuma urges

2015-01-10 18:34

ANC members have a duty to protect the integrity of the ANC tripartite alliance, President Jacob Zuma has told tens of thousands of ruling party supporters.

Nzimande slams attempts to split Cosatu

2015-01-06 15:00

The "multi-pronged offensive" to divide the Congress of SA Trade Union is counter-revolutionary, says SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande.

Nzimande: Jim wanted Vavi as deputy president

2014-12-14 09:13

SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande says Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim wanted Cosatu's Zwelinzima Vavi as ANC deputy president.

Vavi: Cosatu at its weakest

2014-12-12 05:25

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says the congress is at its weakest and it is failing to implement resolutions.

Bleak Christmas for Aurora workers

2014-12-09 21:05

Aurora workers face another bleak Christmas because they are trapped in real poverty without food, electricity or water, says Cosatu in the North West.

Vavi: Battle for soul of Cosatu

2014-12-09 15:57

Attempts to divide and split the trade union movement amounts to the crime of treason against the working class, says Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

Vavi: Union leaders need a wake up call

2014-12-09 11:59

Union leaders need to be in touch with an increasingly desperate workforce, says Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

Dlamini draws a line in the sand

2014-12-08 17:42

Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini says they accept the ANC's political intervention but that the decision to expel Numsa stands.

Migrants not responsible for unemployment - Vavi

2014-12-05 15:20

Migrant workers from Africa who seek employment in South Africa should not be blamed for the country's unemployment and poverty, says Cosatu's Zwelinzima Vavi.

Cosatu welcomes Brown's sentence

2014-12-02 06:00

Cosatu in the Western Cape has welcomed the 15-year jail sentence imposed on former Fidentia boss J Arthur Brown.

Cosatu turns 29 amid internal strife

2014-12-01 06:44

Cosatu will not be celebrating its 29 years of existence with the same unity of 1985, as a split in support for the two top leaders is tearing the organisation apart.

The biggest loser in the Cosatu chaos

2014-11-28 07:45

Terry Bell looks at the acrimonious divorce between former comrades who once shared the same vision in this week's Inside Labour column.

Call to scrap sector-wide wage deals

2014-11-26 21:05

The Congress of SA Trade Unions is proposing that all sector determinations be abolished, saying that it does not address inequality.

ANC to urge alliance to push for Cosatu unity

2014-11-24 16:43

The ANC's national executive committee has decided to seek input from its alliance partners to help resolve the turmoil in Cosatu.

ANC steps in to rescue Cosatu

2014-11-20 22:32

The ANC is set to help the embattled Cosatu deal with the internal struggles which have divided the trade union federation.

SACP wants meetings with ANC, Cosatu

2014-11-20 19:05

The SA Communist Party has asked for bilateral meetings with Cosatu and the ANC to discuss unity in the trade union federation.

Numsa in court bid for Cosatu special congress

2014-11-20 07:30

Numsa and its seven supporting unions have filed papers in the high court in Johannesburg in a bid to get Cosatu to hold a special national congress.

Unions boycott Cosatu special meeting

2014-11-19 18:51

The Congress of SA Trade Unions' central executive committee is taking place without some unions following the National Union of Metalworkers of SA's expulsion.

Jim: Numsa following Cosatu's resolutions

2014-11-17 16:57

Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim says the union's call for a workers' socialist political party stems from the Congress of SA Trade Unions' own resolutions.

Popcru hits out at 'disgusting' Numsa

2014-11-17 14:53

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union general secretary Nkosinathi Theledi says the union is confident the 350 000 Numsa members will remain in Cosatu.

Vavi: Cosatu 'in tatters'

2014-11-14 09:16

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has admitted that the trade union federation is in trouble, reports The Star.


Cosatu thought alienating Numsa would frighten the other eight unions into not going along with calling for a national congress, said labour columnist and author Terry Bell. Watch.

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Labour Wrap: Undermining the ANC's power

2014-11-13 07:13

From the post office strike to Numsa's expulsion, it has been a tumultuous and confusing week on the labour front, says Terry Bell in his latest Labour Wrap.

Dlamini mum on Vavi's letter on Numsa

2014-11-12 13:05

Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini has declined to comment on a letter in which general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says he is unable to defend the decision to expel Numsa.

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