Refund e-toll users, says Fedusa

2014-08-27 18:57

E-tolling should never have been implemented and those who have paid their e-toll bills should be refunded, the Federation of Unions of SA says.

Workers 'feel deserted' by government

2014-02-18 20:21

South Africa has to find a way of driving collective bargaining back into the workplace, an expert says at Fedusa's collective bargaining conference.

Fedusa optimistic after talks with Fitch

2013-11-20 20:30

The Federation of Unions of SA says it is hopeful that its meeting with ratings agency Fitch will lead to an improved view on the investment grading of the country.

Support youth wage bill, urges ANC

2013-10-15 22:32

The ANC has appealed to all stakeholders to support the draft employment tax incentive bill, adding that it is confident it will become law before next year.

Child sex rule welcome - teachers

2013-10-04 21:13

The Constitutional Court ruling against the criminalisation of sexual conduct between consenting adolescents has been welcomed by Fedusa.

Union, Motlanthe to meet over rail fleet

2013-08-16 12:28

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe will hear concerns over a multi-billion rand train fleet renewal programme, says the Federation of Unions of SA.

Fedusa questions Prasa deal

2013-08-02 19:00

The trade union federation questions the Passenger Rail Agency of SA's sourcing methods.

Fedusa, Motlanthe discuss mine strikes

2013-05-25 14:52

Fedusa has raised its concerns over the collective bargaining process in a meeting with Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, it says.

Rail service tops Fedusa's agenda

2013-04-05 16:04

Problems at long-distance passenger rail service Shosholoza Meyl has topped the agenda when trade union federation Fedusa met Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe in Pretoria.

Wide acclaim for reduced Eskom hike

2013-02-28 18:32

While the National Energy Regulator of SA's decision to limit Eskom's electricity rise to 8% has been widely welcomed, the power utility still has recourse.

Govt taking shotgun approach - Fedusa

2013-02-08 11:21

The government should look into its own inefficiencies instead of taking a haphazard, unfocused approach to solving problems in education, Fedusa says.

Unions call for improved train security

2012-12-28 14:05

Security on trains must be upgraded in the wake of the murder of a train driver in Pretoria, railway-aligned unions have said.

Fedusa condemns De Doorns violence

2012-11-15 16:42

The Federation of Unions of SA strongly condemned violence linked to a farmworkers strike in the Western Cape.

Economic indaba slams violent strikes

2012-10-13 10:02

Law enforcement agencies have been urged to act firmly and avoid lawlessness which has often accompanied wage disputes.

Fedusa opposes traditional courts bill

2012-09-19 14:30

The draft Traditional Courts Bill, as it stands, is unconstitutional, Fedusa says.

Sisulu: Pay deal allows for budgeting

2012-08-01 21:21

A multi-year salary hike for public servants will allow the government to budget properly, Public Service Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says.

Rail accidents: Nedlac asked to help

2012-07-14 14:40

Fedusa will ask Nedlac to consider additional measures to curb accidents at railway crossings, the trade union says

Train driver murder 'shocking' - Fedusa

2012-06-05 20:36

The murder of a female train driver at a railway station in Makhado, Limpopo, is brutal and shocking, the Federation of Unions of SA says.

Union group warns against toll protest

2012-03-05 14:39

Union federation Fedusa has advised its members not to take part in a Cosatu-led protest against e-tolling in Gauteng.

Poor oversight led to Limpopo woes - union

2012-01-20 11:59

Limpopo's potential shortfall of R2bn is a result of poor oversight and a lack of clear policy direction, the Federation of Unions of SA says.

AG findings on govt spending 'scandalous'

2012-01-17 14:29

The findings of the auditor general's annual government audit are "scandalous" and heads should roll, trade unions and the DA say.

Mandela Centre proposes bill amendments

2011-11-22 13:25

The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory says four amendments could fix the controversial protection of state information bill without compromising its fundamental principles.

Unions to revive Sacotu

2011-09-28 08:22

The Federation of Unions of SA and the National Council of Trade Unions have agreed to start the process of reviving the SA Confederation of Trade Unions.

Domestic workers don’t know their rights

2011-08-08 12:21

The Federation of Unions of SA says some domestic workers are unaware of their legal rights and are vulnerable to bad labour practices.

Union urges total ban of prostitution

2011-06-29 19:20

SA's second largest trade union federation has adopted a resolution urging a total ban on prostitution.


Mandela remains symbol of hope - Zuma

2014-07-18 21:02

President Jacob Zuma says former president Nelson Mandela remained a symbol of hope to South Africa as it celebrated his birthday.

Amcu falls short of signing mining peace pact

2014-01-22 21:00

Amcu says it is party to a framework agreement that was brokered last year by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, but is not satisfied with certain aspects of it.

Fedusa calls for tax on super rich

2013-10-22 18:37

The mini budget needs to focus on education, limited tax base erosion and tax the super rich, says the Federation of Unions of SA.

Cosatu, Fedusa slam employment bill

2013-10-15 11:57

Trade union federations have expressed concern about the draft employment tax incentive bill, which Cosatu says is a fundamental attack on employment security.

Fedusa voices concern over organised labour

2013-08-23 21:45

Fedusa has expressed concern over the state of organised labour in the country, saying some issues such as sex scandals are defacing the movement.

Mugabe re-election a fraud – Fedusa

2013-08-05 14:03

The re-election of Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe was a fraud and far from being free and fair, union federation Fedusa says.

Leather industry reaches pay deal

2013-06-13 17:24

The National Union of Leather and Allied Workers says it secured a 7.75% pay rise deal with the Southern African Footwear and Leather Industries Association.

Bus firms must pay decent wages - Cosatu

2013-04-23 19:59

Cosatu has expressed support for striking bus workers' demands for a pay rise, and urged companies to resolve the dispute as soon as possible.

Children march against violence

2013-03-08 17:36

About 500 schoolchildren have marched in central Johannesburg to protest against increasing levels of violence against women and children.

Radebe corruption plan commended

2013-02-26 10:56

Trade union Fedusa has commended Justice Minister Jeff Radebe on an initiative to name and shame government officials convicted of corruption.

Unions want in on varsity transformation

2013-01-24 11:45

Unions Fedusa and Saptu have asked Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande to include them in the committee on transformation of the higher education sector.

Tau-SA: Labour unrest is political

2012-11-15 18:58

Labour unrest affecting farms in the Western Cape was a political problem rather than a wage dispute, the Transvaal Agricultural Union says.

Oliphant 'must intervene' in De Doorns

2012-11-09 17:00

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant must intervene in a farm labour dispute in De Doorns, in the Western Cape, the Federation of Unions of SA says.

Truck unions to adjust pay demand

2012-10-10 17:14

Three trade unions have agreed to adjust their pay demand in an attempt to end a protracted strike by thousands of truck drivers.

Fedusa: Call state of emergency

2012-09-13 17:52

President Jacob Zuma should declare a state of emergency in the mining sector, says the Federation of Unions of SA.

Cadre deployment again under fire

2012-07-24 17:53

The Federation of Unions of SA has blamed the poor performance of municipalities on cadre deployment and says officials should be appointed based on merit.

DA, Fedusa agree on wage subsidy

2012-06-21 19:49

The youth wage subsidy must be introduced urgently to relieve unemployment among young people, the DA and Fedusa say.

Fedusa disappointed by rates decision

2012-05-25 08:23

The Federation of Unions of SA says it is disappointed by the SA Reserve Bank's decision to keep the repo rate unchanged at 5%.

Zuma honest, frank - unions

2012-02-10 08:11

Trade unions have praised President Jacob Zuma for what they described as his honesty and frankness on the problems South Africa faces.

Poor oversight led to Limpopo woes - union

2012-01-20 11:59

Limpopo's potential shortfall of R2bn is a result of poor oversight and a lack of clear policy direction, the Federation of Unions of SA says.

Zuma asked for extra public holiday

2011-12-12 15:25

President Jacob Zuma has been asked to grant working South Africans an extra public holiday next year because Christmas falls on a Sunday.

60 000 more public sector internships

2011-11-08 19:00

The government has directed that the number of public sector internships be increased to 60 000 positions, President Jacob Zuma says.

Reaction to NHI positive but concerns raised

2011-08-12 22:28

Reaction to the release of the government's green paper on National Health Insurance has been marked by support, in principle, tempered with concerns.

State to ILC: Don't talk to media

2011-07-19 18:52

The government has warned the Independent Labour Caucus not to reveal details of public sector wage negotiations to the media.

Union: Link youth wage subsidy to training

2011-06-16 12:32

The government should link its proposed youth wage subsidy to training and skills programmes to prevent exploitation, says union body Fedusa.

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