Cosatu disappointed over lack of crucial alliance meeting

2018-05-24 20:11

The Congress of South African Trade Unions says it is still unhappy that there hasn't been an alliance council meeting and has given the ANC an ultimatum for demands that must be met before the 2019 general elections.

ANC alliance partners will get to air views on North West report before it goes to NEC - Cosatu

2018-05-23 12:42

Cosatu says President Cyril Ramaphosa has committed to allowing the ANC’s alliance partners a chance to air their views on an inter-ministerial report into the state of the North West province before it is presented to the ANC’s national executive committee.

Ramaphosa steps in to mend ANC and Cosatu relations

2018-05-22 17:38

"The ANC, as the leader of the alliance, should keep the alliance united and strong," President Cyril Ramaphosa has said.

Government faces strike action over protracted wage talks

2018-05-15 10:57

The Public Servants Association will start balloting its members for a strike as the union grows increasingly frustrated with the protracted government wage negotiations.

Demanding the impossible from workers in SA

2018-05-10 18:15

Capital understands that workers need to be given wages in regulated proportions so that they can take of their basic needs but not enough to start their businesses, buy property or even invest, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

Norma Gigaba's R870k travel spend 'disgustingly immoral' - Cosatu

2018-05-04 21:21

Trade union Cosatu has noted with "extreme disgust" that Treasury spent R873 366.86 on the travels of Malusi Gigaba's wife Norma during the period that he was finance minister.

Workers dump Sdumo Dlamini during his May Day address - reports

2018-05-02 09:44

Several hundred workers walked out on Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini as he delivered his Workers' Day speech on the national minimum wage.

Cosatu should be consistent and treat Ramaphosa like Zuma – AMCU

2018-05-01 10:55

AMCU will not be commemorating Workers Day with other trade unions, instead it wants August 16 to be declared a public holiday as a tribute to workers who lost their lives at Marikana. The union also took aim at President Cyril Ramaphosa, who was a board member of Lonmin at the time of the massacre.

Cosatu, Saftu events to celebrate May Day

2018-05-01 06:58

Cosatu has called on all workers to work together and to avoid rivalries on Workers' Day.

Can Cosatu get its bite back?

2018-04-29 06:05

Labour federation Cosatu was once the behemoth of the labour movement and a booming voice on the sociopolitical scene, writes Mondli Makhanya.


Land expropriation for the poor, not politicians – Cosatu

2018-05-24 18:34

"We want the ANC to adopt a resolution that no politician should be a beneficiary of land without compensation because that constitutes a conflict of interest," says the Congress of South African Trade Unions.

ROUNDUP: Where to next for public sector wage deal?

2018-05-22 17:56

After seven months of negotiations, public sector unions and government have yet to sign a wage deal. Fin24 takes a look at where the deal stands for the main parties.

Debates rage on public sector pay

2018-05-22 14:10

Furious debates about whether to sign or dispute the latest public sector pay deal are now underway at all levels within Cosatu-affiliated public sector unions.

Government offers state workers inflation-busting pay rise

2018-05-11 07:36

South Africa is offering unions representing 1 million state employees inflation-busting pay increases at a time when the country needs to rein in spending to help keep its investment-grade credit rating.

Technology threatens trade unions' survival

2018-05-06 06:01

In an age when technology is affecting the workspaces, trade unions need to revisit how they respond to these changes, which will affect their very existence, writes Martin Kaggwa.

Trade unions harm workers with unrealistic demands

2018-05-02 11:44

Saftu's proposed minimum wage is wholly unrealistic and even if they could implement it, it would lead to massive job losses.

Ramaphosa receives warm reception at Cosatu’s May Day rally

2018-05-01 15:22

"This is the day when all of us, as South Africans, take off our hats and say 'thank you'," President Cyril Ramaphosa has said at Cosatu’s May Day rally.

Saftu remembers victims of May Day 2003 bus tragedy

2018-05-01 08:50

Saftu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says the dozens of workers who died after their bus plunged into a dam on their way to a rally on May 1, 2003, should never be forgotten.

Best of City Press: VBS Bank loans bonanza, Supra's replacement candidates, and another Gupta-linked cash scandal

2018-04-29 21:02

In case you missed it, these are some of the most popular stories from City Press on Sunday, 29 April.

Ramaphosa admits national minimum wage is not a living wage

2018-04-27 18:22

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the national minimum wage is a great victory and should be celebrated, but there is still more work to be done.

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