Job cuts will create more consultants, Cosatu warns

2018-08-19 10:13

Cosatu is warning that job cuts in the public sector will lead to a skills exit, leaving departments with no option but to rehire those who left to work as consultants.

Cosatu threatens ANC over alleged government job cuts plan

2018-08-13 13:10

Trade federation Cosatu's spokesperson Sizwe Pamla says alleged plans to reduce the number of public servants by laying some of them off, is a line in the sand the ANC government dares not cross.

The numbers will tell the truth

2018-07-22 08:57

By the end of today there may be a fairly clear indication of how much popular power Cosatu may have lost in recent years, writes Terry Bell.

SACP will campaign for ANC ahead of 2019 elections

2018-07-10 20:06

The SACP says its decision to continue campaigning for the ANC ahead of the 2019 general elections is not a deviation from resolutions adopted at its 174th national congress last year.

PROFILE: Tony Ehrenreich - unemployed and open to becoming an MP

2018-06-28 07:03

After serving as Cosatu's Western Cape secretary general for two decades, Tony Ehrenreich does not intend to stand for re-election. News24's Tammy Petersen spoke to him.

Eskom union pickets to continue as negotiations reopen

2018-06-14 15:52

Trade unions at Eskom vowed to continue with lunchtime pickets as the parties head back to the negotiating table.

PSA cancels 'day of rage' but vows to continue fight for 'financial emancipation'

2018-06-08 18:09

The Public Servants Association says it has cancelled its ‘day of rage’ in support of salary demands, after the majority of unions signed a wage agreement for public servants it is not party to.

Ramaphosa to meet SACP as it sticks to demand for reconfiguration of the alliance

2018-06-01 19:07

The SACP is expected to finalise its position on how the alliance should be reconfigured to give all alliance partners equal say in deployment and policy decisions.

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.

 

Cosatu: Further VAT exemptions may not benefit the poor

2018-08-14 06:45

Even if government adds to the list of zero-rated VAT items, there is still the challenge of ensuring that benefits of the VAT exemption flow to the poor, Cosatu has said.

Cosatu 'deeply distressed' by rising unemployment, blames lack of decisive leadership

2018-08-01 07:54

The rising unemployment rate in the second quarter should be blamed on policy incoherence, lack of decisive leadership and imagination, says Cosatu.

Big funds fight fat-cat salaries

2018-07-15 06:09

There is little correlation between performance and pay ... the level of increases is one reason for the ever-increasing inequality.

Striking PSA workers taken to Labour Court

2018-07-02 21:55

The government is taking the Public Servants Association to the Labour Court over a strike at SA Social Security Agency offices.

Cosatu to boycott SuperSport over Willemse saga

2018-06-22 10:53

The Congress of South African Trade Unions said its leaders will be boycotting pay-station SuperSport in light of the Ashwin Willemse saga.

Makhura must deal with 'Gutpa-type forces' - SACP, Cosatu

2018-06-11 15:39

The SACP and Cosatu in Gauteng have affirmed their support for Premier David Makhura, amid claims that he has been using his office to fight ANC leadership battles.

PSA vows to take on Cosatu's 'toxic majority' in the public sector

2018-06-06 15:40

The trade union says its fresh round of public protest and strike action is partly aimed at taking on what it calls Cosatu's 'toxic majority' among public servants.

OPINION: Too much murk in dealings by the PIC

2018-05-27 09:46

Are Cosatu-affiliated trade union investment companies, under the umbrella of Cosatu Investments, in line to be helped by the Public Investment Corporation to a R15 billion debt-funded share deal, asks Terry Bell?

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.

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