Inside labour: Deadlocked bus strike a danger to all

2017-03-12 06:05

The deadlocked bus transport pay and conditions negotiations went into mediation this past week. And at stake is much more than money and working conditions, especially of drivers. At stake is the safety of commuters and of all road users.

Labour view: Wage deal is a sellout to poverty

2017-02-19 08:17

When labour federation Cosatu delayed signing the R20-an-hour minimum wage agreement, an editorial in a local newspaper said: “There was something ironic about this week’s signing by all the social partners – except Cosatu.

Zuma, ANC hindering progress, says Numsa

2017-01-04 17:48

Numsa believes that President Jacob Zuma and the ANC are an obstacle to progress in economic transformation.

Cosatu calls for consumer debt write-off

2016-11-17 05:45

Cosatu wants government to cancel the debt of consumers who have been victims of reckless and exploiting lending practices.

Chamber of Mines confirms receipt of Cosatu's memorandum

2016-10-07 17:59

The Chamber of Mines promised to look into the grievances raised by trade federation Cosatu in a memorandum.

Cosatu condemns job losses at Premier’s Office

2016-08-01 11:00

Cosatu has condemned the termination of the contracts of workers in the Office of the Premier.

Bumpy road ahead for SA!

2016-05-19 15:14

Lesiba Seshoka explains why South Africa’s outlook might be bleaker than we think, and how politics is playing out in all spheres of the economy.

Alliance against being bought and bans booing

2016-02-19 11:15

Business people are pumping in money to influence the leadership outcomes of the alliance partners.

Cosatu ‘opposes’ Uber’s business model

2015-07-09 19:02

Uber is coming under increased pressure as the Congress of South African Trade Unions is now taking aim at the internet ride-sharing service.


Cosatu fights labour brokers

2013-06-20 14:44
Cosatu fights labour brokers

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

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Federation ready to roll

2017-03-12 06:02

The New Trade Union Federation, spearheaded by leaders expelled from labour federation Cosatu, this week released lists of its signed-up members as well as potential future affiliates, already making it the country’s second-largest labour grouping.

Sugar tax will cost jobs – Cosatu

2017-02-19 07:23

Labour federation Cosatu has expressed concern that the proposed tax on sugar-sweetened beverages may lead to the loss of thousands of jobs in the sugar industry.

Numsa congress to reflect political shifts

2016-12-12 06:01

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's presence at Numsa's congress speaks to the ongoing factionalism within the ANC.

Inside Labour: SA’s bloody political war is far from over

2016-11-13 06:00

A major political battle has been won and lost in South Africa over the past few weeks.

Unprotected strike action is damaging - Busa

2016-10-05 05:30

Busa says that protest action that is unprotected or not in line with legal procedures can be damaging to the economy.

Labour: Striking a deal with minimum fallout

2016-07-07 08:00

If government wants to see the economy prosper, it needs to get its house in order on two crucial issues: minimum wages and improving labour market stability.

Telkom job cuts a ‘crude stunt’ - Cosatu

2016-03-01 10:32

The trade union body has slammed telecoms company Telkom’s plans to cut 300 jobs and outsource another 254 staff.

Cosatu holds out olive branch

2016-01-25 12:00

The funeral of a local councillor on Sunday saw a representative of Cosatu assure the ANC that they would get the support of their members in the upcoming elections, after challenging the new tax laws recently authorised by President Jacob Zuma.

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
Tweets get Vavi in trouble

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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