Cosatu hits out at 'ill-qualified' Mkwebane, asks Ramaphosa to halt acting on her reports for now

2019-05-24 21:42

President Cyril Ramaphosa should set aside all Public Protector Busisiwe Mkwebane reports until her competency and trustworthiness has been ascertained, says Cosatu.

Unions lobby Ramaphosa to trim, clean up South African Cabinet

2019-05-16 20:01

The appointments will be the next big step for investors watching for signs Cyril Ramaphosa can follow through on promises to revitalize the economy and clean out the government after a series of scandals during predecessor Jacob Zuma's presidency.

Ramaphosa thanks Cosatu for national minimum wage, vows to fight for effective implementation

2019-05-01 16:16

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa has thanked trade union Cosatu for its hand in the formation of a national minimum wage.

Ramaphosa's not-so-secret weapon: Cosatu

2019-04-25 07:37

'All hell will break loose' if factions within the ANC try to remove the president, says Michael Shingange, Cosatu’s first deputy president.

Numsa launches political party 'which puts the rights of workers first'

2019-04-04 17:34

The first workers' party in South Africa has officially been launched and it hopes to garner the working class's votes and bag some seats in Parliament.

Cosatu hires legal team to observe at state capture inquiry

2019-02-28 16:32

Trade union federation Cosatu has hired a legal team to start following the ongoing Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture so that it can lay charges where necessary.

INSIDE LABOUR: Austerity and the lack of real alternatives

2019-02-22 06:30

What was missing in the run-up to the 2019 Budget was what had become, in previous years, regular and often well-constructed "People’s Budget" contributions from unions and non-governmental groups, says Terry Bell.

#Budget2019: Cosatu says government failed to 'rise to the occasion'

2019-02-20 16:19

Cosatu criticised Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's Budget speech for failing to "rise to the occasion" and provide a clear plan on how to tackle the economic crises stalking the country.

Cosatu takes march over jobs to Parliament

2019-02-19 07:28

Union members affiliated to Cosatu are set to march to parliament as part of its efforts to mobilise for pro-poor policies ahead of the National Budget

Cosatu: March over job losses a taste of things to come

2019-02-13 20:37

Cosatu says its nation-wide marches in eight provinces is a start of things to come in fight against job losses in the country.


Cosatu, Sanco, SACP call for forensic audit in WC ANC finances

2019-05-20 20:51

The SACP, Cosatu and Sanco have met in Salt River, Cape Town to discuss recent disturbing political developments in the province.

Workers’ Day: This industry is not what it used to be, says clothing worker

2019-05-02 22:36

Fadwah Rinquest has been sewing cuffs on shirts for about 10 years. This feature is part of a Worker's Day series by GroundUp.

Cosatu wants facts before talks on Eskom job cuts

2019-04-26 07:55

South Africa’s largest labour federation is prepared to discuss reducing workers at the nation’s power utility if it’s given proof of over-staffing and that job cuts would save Eskom.

Cosatu wants Mboweni to take his own advice and retire

2019-04-24 11:19

South Africa’s largest labour federation, Cosatu, wants Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to practice what he preaches, and retire. That may not be because he’s too old, but rather that they just don’t like him.

Cosatu slams Mantashe, echoes calls to amend mine health and safety act

2019-03-06 14:54

Trade union federation Cosatu has slammed Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe’s statement that bringing criminal charges against mining bosses for fatalities at mines will cripple the industry.

National Assembly adopts bill to improve transparency and governance at PIC

2019-02-26 17:28

The National Assembly approved the Public Investment Corporation Amendment Bill, which seeks to strengthen governance and improve transparency at the investment manager.

New Carbon Tax gets roasted by AA, Cosatu

2019-02-21 12:44

There has been negative reaction to Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's announcement that the Carbon Tax Bill will come into effect on June 1.

Don't trample on workers, Cosatu pleads in march to Parliament

2019-02-19 14:32

The federation marched to Parliament on the day before Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is set to deliver his maiden Budget to call for job security and an end to retrenchments.

Eskom unbundling will result in more debt, job losses - NUM

2019-02-14 14:04

The unions says the unbundling of Eskom as announced by the president would be an expensive exercise that pushes the struggling power utility further into debt.

Cosatu takes to the streets over Eskom, job losses. Here's what you need to know

2019-02-13 07:30

The country’s largest trade union federation Cosatu will embark on a one-day nationwide strike in the coming days, against job losses and Eskom restructuring.

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