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 warns of break-up

2014-08-13 13:58

The Congress of SA Trade Unions says that requests for a special congress may lead to a split within the trade union federation.

Numsa exploring new labour federation

2014-05-15 15:46

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA is exploring the formation of a new labour federation, deputy general secretary Karl Cloete says.

Vavi back at work - Cosatu

2014-04-16 15:58

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is back to doing the trade union federation's work and campaigning for the ANC, its president Sidumo Dlamini says.

Cosatu pleads for 'ceasefire'

2014-04-11 16:21

Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini has pleaded for a "ceasefire" between union affiliates to give the ANC's plan to help the troubled trade union federation a chance to work.

Judgment due in Vavi case

2014-04-03 19:54

Judgment on the bid by Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi to have his suspension set aside is expected to be delivered by the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg.

'Constitution out the window' - Vavi lawyer

2014-03-27 18:13

The contract between Cosatu and suspended general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi was breached, the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has heard.

Numsa wants to destroy ANC - Cosatu

2014-03-04 16:39

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA wants the ANC to lose the election, and this cannot be done in the name of Cosatu, says the union federation.

Numsa gets a deadline from Cosatu

2014-02-27 18:52

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA has seven days to explain why it should not be suspended or expelled from the Congress of SA Trade Unions.

Vavi report is final - Cosatu

2014-02-27 14:21

Cosatu says the forensic report on its suspended general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is the final one on the matter.

Unions deplore Cosatu leaders

2014-02-18 12:30

Nine unions that called for Cosatu to hold a special congress claim that the trade union federation's leadership is prepared to turn it into a toothless giant.

Dlamini: Numsa is begging to be expelled

2014-02-04 15:22

Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini says the labour federation will not give in to the National Union of Metalworkers' calls for expulsion.

Time for Vavi to clear his name - unions

2014-01-29 20:30

Suspended Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi must appear before the trade union federation's disciplinary committee to clear his name, says Sasawu.

Dlamini: 5 months to draw up charges normal

2014-01-15 14:36

It is not unusual to take five months to draw up charges, as has happened in the case of suspended general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini says.

Don’t run away from the ANC - Dlamini

2014-01-11 12:44

Cosatu President Sidumo Dlamini has warned that it is cold outside the ANC and people should not run away from the party if they are unhappy.

Numsa's call for accountability premature - Cosatu

2013-12-19 22:22

The call for accountability by Numsa over the upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead is premature, Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini says.

Numsa breaks Cosatu custom

2013-12-17 17:54

Cosatu has sent greetings to Numsa’s special congress, despite not being invited to address delegates at the event as has been the custom and practice for years.

Leave Cosatu now, urges Dlamini

2013-11-27 20:33

Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini says people who want to leave the federation must do so immediately, warning that no intimidation or blackmail will split it.

Cosatu asks Numsa to drop court action

2013-11-21 16:39

Cosatu has asked Numsa and two other affiliates to withdraw their court action over general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi's suspension.

Cosatu holds 3-day CEC

2013-11-18 13:09

Cosatu is holding a three-day central executive committee meeting, where it is expected to discuss its special national congress.

Vavi did not expect suspension

2013-11-04 20:04

Zwelinzima Vavi believed his public apology for his affair with a Cosatu staff member would save him from being suspended as general secretary of the trade union federation.

Dlamini: Threats to split Cosatu will fail

2013-10-25 19:55

Attempts to divide Cosatu will fail, says president Sidumo Dlamini, while rejecting claims of him aiming to discredit suspended general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

Cosatu plans massive e-tolls protest

2013-10-11 22:32

Cosatu says it will stage a national day of protest against e-tolling, either in the form of a drive-slow or a stay-away from work.

Cosatu: No comment on special congress reports

2013-10-10 09:42

Cosatu has declined to comment on reports that its president Sidumo Dlamini agreed to call a special national congress.

State agencies being abused - Vavi

2013-09-09 16:45

Suspended Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has expressed concern at a meeting with intelligence authorities, about state agencies allegedly being abused to smear individuals.


No need for pension fears - govt

2014-08-21 18:42

The government has given assurances that proposed pension reforms will not see the state nationalise pension funds or prevent withdrawals when workers change jobs.

Dlamini: Cosatu must still read Numsa letter

2014-06-06 17:45

Numsa has sent a letter to Cosatu responding to the outcome of its central executive committee meeting, but it has yet to be read, says president Sidumo Dlamini

Cosatu must shame its enemies

2014-05-01 15:49

May Day belonged to workers and Cosatu needed to take the opportunity to shame its enemies, the union federation's president Sidumo Dlamini says.

Dlamini: Time to stop war within Cosatu

2014-04-11 17:13

Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini says warring union affiliates must allow the ANC to help rescue the troubled trade union federation.

ANC needs strong Cosatu - Ramaphosa

2014-04-11 14:17

The ANC needs a strong Cosatu, not a weak, divided one, African National Congress deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa says.

Cosatu hits rock bottom

2014-04-01 19:29

This is the most painful period that the Congress of SA Trade Unions is going through, says trade union federation president Sidumo Dlamini.

Vavi's suspension unprocedural - lawyer

2014-03-27 13:02

Cosatu did not follow proper procedures under its own constitution when it suspended general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, the High Court hears.

Shilowa speaks out on Cosatu, Numsa battle

2014-03-04 05:30

There is no law by Cosatu compelling affiliates to support the tripartite alliance, says Mbhazima Shilowa in an exclusive interview with Fin24.

Vavi case still ongoing - Cosatu

2014-02-27 18:29

Cosatu says disciplinary proceedings against suspended general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi are still ongoing.

Numsa, Cosatu in ultimatum standoff

2014-02-25 05:30

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA has responded to an ultimatum about why it should not be expelled from Cosatu with an ultimatum of its own.

Cosatu hits out at pro-Vavi unions

2014-02-11 20:10

Five of the nine unions which boycotted a Cosatu meeting were not affiliates in good standing, says the trade union federation's president Sidumo Dlamini.

Numsa 'won't contest poll as a political party'

2014-01-31 15:15

Numsa says it will not form a party to contest the 2014 elections, adding that failing to reclaim Cosatu could give rise to a new labour federation.

Cosatu: Vavi not written off

2014-01-15 16:09

The Cosatu has not written off suspended general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, the trade union federation says.

Vavi receives charge sheet from Cosatu

2014-01-14 16:46

Suspended Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has received a charge sheet from the trade union federation, five months after being put on special leave.

Numsa asks Cosatu to ditch ANC

2013-12-20 14:33

National Union of Metalworkers of SA general secretary Irvin Jim says the time has come for the Congress of SA Trade Unions to break away from the ANC-led alliance.

Cosatu warns Numsa against spilling blood

2013-12-19 19:43

The Congress of SA Trade Unions has warned the National Union of Metalworkers of SA not to cause disruptions that could see workers fighting and killing each another.

Ramaphosa has rescue plan for Cosatu

2013-12-01 11:45

ANC leaders are appealing to Cosatu to soften its “punitive” stance towards its general secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, to stave off a split in the labour federation and the tripartite alliance.

Numsa must drop legal battle - Cosatu

2013-11-21 23:11

Numsa is committed to remaining within Cosatu, despite the labour federation asking it to withdraw their court action over general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi's suspension.

Cosatu NOBs under threat

2013-11-18 23:07

Attempts are being made to deepen divisions among Cosatu's NOBs, says president Sidumo Dlamini, adding that everyone is moving to protect their own position.

Dlamini: Don't be anti-Cosatu

2013-11-14 15:50

Members of Cosatu must stand up for the trade union federation despite all its difficulties, says its president Sidumo Dlamini.

Vavi supporters threaten action

2013-10-27 09:21

Angry South African Teachers’ Union members are threatening to storm the organisation’s headquarters in Johannesburg as the row over union president Thobile Ntola’s suspension deepens.

Cosatu warns against vigilantism

2013-10-22 16:40

Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini says vigilantism has crept into wage-related protests.

Dlamini: I did not bow to pressure

2013-10-11 18:53

The Congress of SA Trade Unions president Sidumo Dlamini has denied bowing to pressure from union affiliates to hold a special national congress.

Court postpones Vavi application

2013-09-10 12:45

Numsa's application to have Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi's suspension overturned has been postponed by the South Gauteng High Court after an application by opposing unions to intervene was allowed.

Numsa concerned by alliance 'attacks'

2013-08-31 19:04

Numsa says it is worried about being the target of attacks by leaders of the tripartite alliance.

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