Cosatu condemns Ukraine attack

2014-05-08 12:52

Cosatu has condemned the attack on the House of Trade Unions building in Odessa, Ukraine, which killed about 40 people.


Tweets get Vavi in trouble

2013-03-06 09:10

Some Cosatu leaders want to see Zwelinzima Vavi booted from his general secretary post, raising what they deem to be "oppositionist" tweets as part of the reason. Watch.

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Union asks farmers not to punish workers

2013-01-27 15:38

The Food and Allied Workers' Union has called on Western Cape farmers to let workers return without facing disciplinary action after their strike was suspended.

Cosatu to protest N4 toll fees

2013-01-24 12:19

Cosatu will stage a protest at the Swartruggens toll plaza in North West on Friday, Janaury 24 as the group demands fees of R71 for a standard vehicle be reduced to R20 or be scrapped entirely...


Cosatu will take to the highways in cars on Thursday to protest against e-tolling in Gauteng. Watch.

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Cosatu appeals: Govt, halt e-tolls

2012-11-08 09:02

While the muddled e-toll situation continues, Cosatu has written to the transport department reiterating its call for the scrapping of the controversial tolling system.

Samwu: Don't purchase e-tags

2012-10-05 17:56

People should not buy e-tags and should protest against the implementation of e-tolls to ensure the government listens, Samwu says.

Vavi: Unions not immune from corruption

2012-07-02 17:48

If corruption and factionalism are not resolved they could tear Cosatu and its alliance partners apart, says general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

Satawu ruling welcomed

2012-06-14 15:45

A number of organisations have welcomed a Constitutional Court ruling holding trade union Satawu liable for a riot damage claim.

Cosatu left out of pension reform talks

2012-05-31 16:22

The National Treasury has excluded organised labour from talks on proposed retirement reforms, says Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

Cosatu: Toll delay not a suggestion

2012-05-31 14:15

An agreement between the ANC and Cosatu on delaying Gauteng's e-tolls was not a mere suggestion, says the union federation.

Mantashe: Youth subsidy debate sterile

2012-05-21 17:12

The debate over a youth wage subsidy is "sterile" because of its preoccupation with the terms of a subsidy, says ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe.

Vavi: Global priorities are wrong

2012-05-16 16:52

The global financial crisis and its consequences are a direct result of the greed and waste defining global capitalism, says Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

Cosatu to protest over North West tolls

2012-05-11 14:47

The Congress of SA Trade Unions will protest at the Swartruggens toll plaza on the N4 in North West.

Last-ditch bid to stop e-tolling

2012-04-23 15:20

With the start of the controversial Gauteng e-tolls a week away, a range of organisations are making last-minute efforts to get the system scrapped.

Carlisle: Train commuters sold out

2012-04-01 19:15

Western Cape train commuters have been sold out, says transport and public works MEC Robin Carlisle.

Sanral considering releasing documents

2012-03-15 16:01

The Sanral board says it is still going through e-toll documents which were given to Cosatu with some pages blacked-out.

Cosatu awaits ‘uncensored’ documents

2012-03-14 17:44

Cosatu is still waiting for uncensored e-toll project documents from the SA National Roads Agency.

Strike delays Durban flights

2012-03-07 12:35

The Airports Company of SA says workers at a fuel supplier stayed away, causing delays to flights out of King Shaka airport.

Vavi: Cosatu march not about Mangaung

2012-03-04 11:11

Cosatu's planned march for Wednesday is not about campaigning for the ANC's elective conference in Mangaung, says the union's general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

Implats workers trickle back

2012-02-28 17:02

Dismissed workers are returning to Impala Platinum's Rustenburg operation but the pace may have been tempered by Julius Malema's visit, says the mine.

Vavi: Corruption cause for divisions

2011-12-13 18:25

Divisions between the ANC and its alliance partners are driven by "tenderpreneurship", not ideology or politics, says Cosatu's general secretary.

Vavi: Long road to NHI

2011-11-20 11:26

There is a long way to go before the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme can become a reality, says Cosatu.

Cosatu to oppose strike damage rules

2011-11-03 17:31

Trade union federation Cosatu says it will object to changes in labour laws that will allow councils to sue unions for damage caused by strikers.

Cosatu keeps labour broker ban in sights

2011-10-26 14:18

The outlawing of labour brokers remains a priority, says Cosatu president S'dumo Dlamini.


Cosatu fights labour brokers

2013-06-20 14:44

Cosatu says it will continue to fight labour brokering. Watch a video about the issue.

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Textile job loss threat is reckless

2013-01-29 19:20

Employers in the clothing, leather and textile industry have been criticised by Cosatu for threatening more than 14 000 job losses.

Cosatu threatens renewed farm strike

2013-01-24 21:42

Farmers in the Western Cape risk renewed strike action for allegedly firing workers who protested for a pay increase, says Cosatu.

Cosatu to drive in protest

2012-12-06 08:01

Cosatu has announced that it will take to the highways in cars to protest against e-tolling in Gauteng.

Cosatu calls for e-toll protest

2012-11-15 09:10

Cosatu has called for a day of civil disobedience in November 2012 to protest against the e-tolling of Gauteng's highways. Will you take part in a "highway slowdown"?

Xstrata workers join mining strike

2012-10-09 19:41

Workers at Xstrata's mine in Brits have joined a wave of illegal and unprotected strikes in the sector, says the provincial branch of Cosatu.

Cosatu declares wage dispute

2012-07-11 13:58

Cosatu, which claims to represent over 58% of the country's public servants, says government is negotiating in bad faith.

Cosatu condemns SA's IMF donation

2012-06-19 16:57

Cosatu has condemned the news that Treasury has donated $2bn to an IMF firewall meant to prevent future financial crises.

DA march for wage subsidy

2012-06-11 12:47

Hundreds of DA supporters marched in central Pietermaritzburg to demand the immediate introduction of a youth wage subsidy.

Cosatu: Bid to reinstate tolls will fail

2012-05-31 15:27

The government's application to the Constitutional Court to set aside a court order halting e-tolling will fail, says Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

Youth support wage subsidy - survey

2012-05-23 16:31

Three-quarters of young South Africans support the idea of a youth wage subsidy, a recent survey has found.

Options sought on e-tolling

2012-05-21 16:38

The ANC will consider any suggestions on how the Gauteng e-tolls saga can be resolved in a way that the country can still meet its debt obligations.

DA: Zuma fears tough choices on youth

2012-05-16 12:26

The DA has accused President Jacob Zuma of being afraid to make the difficult choices that would benefit many unemployed young people.

Dept: E-tolling delayed for a month

2012-04-27 10:47

The implementation of the e-tolling system on Gauteng's highways was postponed for a month by the transport department and Sanral.

Cosatu: Strike ballots won't curb violence

2012-04-05 13:49

Reintroducing labour laws requiring a strike ballot would not prevent violence, says Cosatu in the Western Cape.

Tolls: Cosatu cashes in

2012-04-01 12:24

Trade union federation Cosatu, an outspoken critic of toll roads, ­secretly benefits from a construction company involved in building new highways.

Cosatu targets firms using labour brokers

2012-03-15 13:28

Cosatu in KwaZulu-Natal says businesses and government departs would face pickets and other forms of protest if they used labour brokers.

Busa: Protests cost economy billions

2012-03-07 16:40

Business Unity SA says Cosatu's nationwide strike against labour brokers and tolled highways may cost the economy billions.

Cosatu: No firing of anti-toll protestors

2012-03-05 17:05

The certificate for Wednesday's national protests against labour brokers and tolled highways covers all South Africans, so no one can be dismissed, says Cosatu.

Vavi: Don't profit from Gauteng highways

2012-03-01 14:52

Gauteng highways are national assets and not commodities for profit, says Cosatu secretary general Zwelinzima Vavi.

Num backs Cosatu strike

2012-02-27 16:47

The National Union of Mineworkers has urged its members to join Cosatu's protest action against Gauteng e-tolling and labour brokers next week.

Vavi: African leaders failing on economy

2011-11-25 11:41

The continent's leaders have not transformed the economies inherited from colonialists, says Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

Cosatu lauds accord on green jobs

2011-11-17 13:36

A pact between the government, labour and business commits to invest more in the green economy, thereby creating more jobs.

Vavi: G20 must focus on job creation

2011-11-02 16:23

Job creation must be at the centre of governments' macroeconomic policies, says Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

Cosatu opposes Telkom's Korean tie-up

2011-10-17 16:10

Trade union federation Cosatu says the further privatisation of Telkom through the sale of a stake to a Korean firm will not benefit consumers.

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