Inside Labour: Shopfloor democracy and a 'confusion of unions'

2016-05-06 06:42

The best way to describe the situation in the labour movement at present is that it is in a state of flux: of ongoing change in conditions of instability, writes Terry Bell.

Zuma slams opportunists, 'desperate elements' promoting anarchy and chaos

2016-05-01 19:00

In what could be seen as response to EFF leader Julius Malema’s threats to take up arms against the ANC-led government, President Jacob Zuma has criticised "political opportunists" who would wreak havoc on the country.

Beware the anarchists – Zuma warns

2016-05-01 17:00

Political opportunists who promote anarchy and thuggery must be shunned, President Jacob Zuma has said at a Workers' Day rally in Mamelodi.

Leave Cosatu, join us – Numsa's call to workers

2016-05-01 16:00

Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim has encouraged members of Cosatu to “quickly get out” and join their new rival labour federation.

WATCH: Zuma arrives to crowd singing, 'My President'

President Jacob Zuma is met with cheers, screams and a trumpeting vuvuzela as he arrives in Mamelodi for a Workers' Day event on Sunday.

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Zuma in Tshwane for Workers' Day

2016-05-01 07:26

President Jacob Zuma is expected to attend a Cosatu Workers' Day rally at Moretele Park in Mamelodi, Tshwane.

Zuma to address workers on May Day

2016-04-25 15:48

President Jacob Zuma will be among the speakers at Cosatu’s May Day rally in Moretele Park, Tshwane, the union federation says.

Unions have been co-opted - Malema

2016-04-25 08:00

EFF leader Julius Malema has lashed out against South Africa's trade unions, calling them “unions for management”, and "belonging to the ANC".

Let ANC decide on its leader - KZN Cosatu

2016-04-15 18:00

It is the ANC and its structures that can take any decision about its leader, not any Tom, Dick and Harry, Cosatu in KwaZulu-Natal says.

New trade union federation could be launched within months - Vavi

2016-04-12 13:03

The Workers Summit, a breakaway from Cosatu, is hoping to launch a new trade union federation in the next three to four months, steering committee convenor Zwelinzima Vavi says.


Momoniat: No shareholders have control over Sarb

2016-05-03 15:06

The South African Reserve Bank has full operational autonomy when it sets monetary policy, says Ismail Momoniat, a deputy director general at National Treasury.

Vavi: Union movement fragmenting at alarming rate

2016-05-01 17:09

The union movement has been fragmenting at an alarming rate, but it has not translated into more workers belonging to unions, Zwelinzima Vavi tells City Press.

New union federation not for the lazy – Vavi

2016-05-01 16:30

A proposed new labour federation to rival Cosatu would not be for the lazy, the union’s former general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has warned.

Tripartite alliance needs unity - Nzimande

2016-05-01 15:30

The tripartite alliance needed to unite and close ranks against the “enemy”, SA Communist Party general secretary, Blade Nzimande, says.

WATCH: Lively May Day gathering in Mamelodi

President Jacob Zuma is expected to speak at a Workers' Day gathering in Mamelodi, outside Tshwane on Sunday.

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Broken chocolate: Cosatu accuses Pick n Pay of racism

2016-04-25 21:12

Cosatu has demanded Pick n Pay make a formal apology to a family, accusing the national supermarket chain of victimising and being racist toward a grandmother and her grandson.

Malema planning a coup - Cosatu

2016-04-25 15:46

Cosatu has accused EFF leader Julius Malema of planning to overthrow the government.

We met the Guptas and they're coming back – Cosatu

2016-04-23 07:08

Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini has confirmed that union leadership met the Gupta family last week, saying the family had assured them they were not leaving South Africa but had merely attended a family wedding.

Workers paying price for political shenanigans - Vavi

2016-04-12 15:19

Workers’ issues had been sidelined because people were preoccupied with political shenanigans, former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has said.

Focus on the Bible, not politics, Cosatu man tells church leaders

2016-04-11 21:16

A Cosatu KwaZulu-Natal committee member has criticised church leaders, telling them to attend to church matters and to refrain from participating in politics.

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