ARTICLES RELATING TO PATRICK CRAVEN

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.

Unions call for Cosatu special congress

2014-05-14 17:00

Cosatu has received a notice from eight of its affiliated unions demanding a special national congress.

Real jobs the solution - Cosatu

2014-02-15 09:10
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A transformed economy and decent, sustainable jobs are the solution to strikes and protests taking place throughout the country, Cosatu says.

Cosatu: Boycott Swazi game

2013-11-06 17:00

Cosatu have said that SAFA should call off the upcoming soccer match between South Africa and Swaziland.

Sanral welcomes e-toll ruling

2013-10-09 16:57

The dismissal of Outa's challenge against e-tolls has added certainty to tolling, says the SA National Roads Agency Limited.

Poultry tariff hike good for jobs - Cosatu

2013-10-02 12:20

The increase in import tariffs for poultry should ensure job security and the long-term survival of the poultry sector, the Congress of SA Trade Unions says.

Police free Naidoo after questioning

2013-09-05 20:04

Former Cosatu general secretary and anti-apartheid activist Jay Naidoo has been released from police custody after being arrested at a roadblock in Swaziland.

Cosatu condemns leaks

2013-07-26 21:58

Cosatu has condemned the publication of what it describes as leaks from internal meetings.

Cosatu rejects dispute over NDP

2013-07-04 14:18

Cosatu has denied that a tripartite alliance economic summit had been postponed because of differences over the National Development Plan.

E-tolls: Cosatu opposes govt decision

2013-05-23 11:49
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Cosatu is opposing government's decision not to allow a planned protest on Johannesburg highways against e-tolls, the union federation says.

Sadtu denies getting panties letter

2013-05-01 07:53

Cosatu and teacher union Sadtu have denied receiving correspondence from Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga which was published as an open letter.

Ramphele brings nothing new, ANC insists

2013-02-18 22:23
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Mamphela Ramphele's party political platform is grievance driven, the ANC says, saying she is just rehashing the known challenges facing the country, and does not bring any new suggestions to the table.

Attack on Vavi: Deputy minister 'paranoid'

2012-12-13 20:24

The Congress of SA Trade Unions has rejected reported comments made by Deputy Higher Education Minister Mduduzi Manana labelling general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi as a "problem child".

Best wishes sent to Madiba

2012-12-09 07:19
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President Jacob Zuma has joined Cosatu and many other South Africans sending their best wishes to former president Nelson Mandela, who is currently in hospital undergoing tests.

Lawyers celebrate Chaskalson's struggle

2012-12-02 22:44

The contribution of former Chief Justice Arthur Chaskalson to the struggle against apartheid has been celebrated by the National Association of Democratic Lawyers.

Insult law wouldn't be fair - Cosatu

2012-11-15 15:10
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Calls for a law protecting President Jacob Zuma against insults would not be fair, the Congress of SA Trade Unions says.

Protector urged to probe Sisulu

2012-11-12 22:06

The Congress of SA Trade Unions has called on the Public Protector to investigate former defence minister Lindiwe Sisulu following claims that she abused the defence force's jets.

Motlanthe welcomes protector report

2012-09-28 22:17

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has welcomed Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report clearing him and his partner Gugu Mtshali of improper involvement in an Iran deal.

Gold Fields to 'wait and see'

2012-09-11 17:44

Gold Fields mining company will play by ear the impact of expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema's call for a national mine strike, says a spokesperson.

Cosatu rejects Malema's olive branch

2012-09-06 20:59

Expelled ANCYL president Julius Malema should not try to ingratiate himself with Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, the union federation says.

Cosatu: Malema claims scandalous

2012-08-20 21:41

Allegations by expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema that the NUM was not representing the interests of workers are "scandalous", Cosatu says.

Mmemezi resignation 'long overdue'

2012-07-11 18:02

The DA in Gauteng has welcomed the "long overdue" resignation of Gauteng housing MEC Humphrey Mmemezi.

Hostility justified, Cosatu says

2012-05-15 22:49
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The hostility displayed by Cosatu members during a DA march in the Johannesburg city centre is justified, the trade union federation says.

Sanral quiet on e-tolling

2012-05-02 07:22

The SA National Roads Agency Limited has remained silent over the ruling by the High Court in Pretoria which brought the Gauteng e-tolling project to a halt.

Cosatu to continue toll battle

2012-05-01 12:57

Cosatu will continue its fight against the government's e-tolling project until the tolls have "finally been scrapped", the trade union federation has promised.

 

Cosatu vows to fight Eskom privatisation

2014-08-06 17:20

The Congress of SA Trade Unions says is not surprised by moves within government to privatise Eskom, adding that it will fight it "to the bitter end".

Deadly blow for mineworkers

2014-02-27 21:00

The mining industry is well known for its protracted and violent strikes, but now it is also proving to be fatal with at least 26 people found dead in February.

Mantashe: Agang SA was stillborn

2014-01-29 07:17
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Agang SA had been a "stillborn" party, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has said, after Agang's leader Mamphele Ramphele announced she was throwing her lot in with the DA.

Cosatu seeks tax reforms in mini budget

2013-10-22 22:27

Cosatu has significant expectations from Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's mini budget, including much needed tax reforms, says spokesperson Patrick Craven.

ANC's election woes

2013-10-03 07:45

Will staying in power trump policy for the ANC, asks Daniel Silke

Cosatu CEC set for meeting

2013-09-16 11:33

Cosatu's central executive committee is set to meet for the first time since its general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi was suspended.

Jobless figures are shocking - Cosatu

2013-07-31 19:45

The Congress of SA Trade Unions says South Africa's rising unemployment numbers are appalling and that it would campaign for policies to reverse this trend.

Government saddened by MEC's death

2013-07-20 22:58

Gauteng Economic Development MEC Nkosiphendule Kolisile served the country with excellence, dignity and integrity, says government.

Cosatu: NDP threatens job creation

2013-06-07 14:25

Cosatu will reject aspects of the National Development Plan which it believes undermines worker rights and reduces wages, spokesperson Patrick Craven says.

Cosatu rejects Zille on youth subsidy

2013-05-17 08:21
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Cosatu has rejected the claim by DA leader Helen Zille that the trade union federation is keeping people unemployed by influencing government not to implement the youth wage subsidy.

Make e-tolls unworkable, motorists told

2013-04-11 22:18
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Public resistance is mounting against plans to start charging motorists using Gauteng highways, with calls being made to protest and boycott e-tags.

Nkandla spending grotesque - Cosatu

2013-01-29 18:06
86 comments

The R206m security upgrade to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home, in KwaZulu-Natal, is "grotesque", Cosatu says.

Cosatu denies canning anti-Zuma report

2012-12-11 10:54

Cosatu has denied that it had canned a report on a survey of shop stewards who showed opposition to President Jacob Zuma being re-elected.

Chaskalson honoured for his contribution

2012-12-03 18:02

Chief Justice Arthur Chaskalson was one of the founding fathers of South Africa's constitutional democracy, says former state president FW de Klerk.

DA lays charge against Ehrenreich

2012-11-29 20:01
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Western Cape Democratic Alliance leader Ivan Meyer has opened an incitement case against Cosatu's provincial secretary Tony Ehrenreich over a poster put up in the Cape metro.

Cosatu wants truth about Nkandla

2012-11-13 22:37

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela must reveal the truth about the reported R200m upgrade to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla residence, Cosatu says.

Defiant Cosatu also says no to e-tags

2012-10-03 21:17

The public should not buy e-tags because Cosatu would strongly oppose the introduction of e-tolling, spokesperson Patrick Craven says.

Cosatu supports transport strike

2012-09-25 19:01

Truck drivers are an essential element of SA's economy - yet are paid "pitifully" low wages, says Cosatu.

Cosatu rejects De Klerk's view on unions

2012-09-07 22:20

Cosatu has rejected former president FW de Klerk's view that the main inequality divide in South Africa was no longer race, but was between workers and the unemployed.

New Zuma painting 'insulting to all'

2012-08-29 22:11
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A painting of President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed is an insult to all South Africans, Cosatu says.

Unions face deregistration

2012-08-15 16:05

Close to 1.7 million workers, members of the 16 unions that face deregistration, could reportedly lose their bargaining power.

Cosatu welcomes ruling on Mdluli

2012-06-04 21:13

Cosatu has welcomed the Johannesburg Labour Court's decision to rescind the lifting of former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli's suspension.

Info bill: Win for whistleblowers

2012-05-10 22:34
91 comments

The ANC has moved to protect journalists and whistleblowers as part of a raft of proposed changes to the information bill.

Amend info bill for whisteblowers - Cosatu

2012-05-01 14:28

Cosatu wants the protection of state information bill to be amended to give better protection against "whistleblowers" who want to expose corruption.

Cosatu to keep an eye on tolls court case

2012-04-20 20:00

The Congress of SA Trade Unions will keep a close eye on the upcoming legal dispute over e-tolling, the union federation says.

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