ANALYSIS: Restructuring Eskom's growing debt will need a collective approach

2020-03-08 08:47

Before the private sector can agree to help restructure Eskom's debt, it must be able to see that there is a future for the power utility as a sustainable business.

5 things Cosatu wants Mboweni to clarify in the mini budget

2019-10-26 07:00

Labour federation Cosatu wants Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to share how government plans to take the country out of crisis when he announces the mini budget.

Cosatu hails demerit system: Road deaths a 'massive drain' on economy, workers' pockets

2019-08-20 20:05

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has hit back at critics of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Amendment Act, saying it is both a "progressive" and "draconian" move to curb the economic and human cost of traffic accidents.

Strike against job losses compounds SA's load shedding woes

2019-02-13 13:09

South Africa’s biggest labour group staged a nationwide protest against job losses Wednesday, the latest setback for an economy reeling from four consecutive days of rolling power cuts.

Cosatu hits a cash crunch

2018-09-23 09:01

Auditors issue ‘adverse finding’ as affiliate unions face dire financial state of affairs.

Cosatu sees no need to amend South Africa land rules

2018-09-06 17:29

The South African ruling party’s labor partner sees no need to change the country’s Constitution to make it easier to expropriate land without compensation.

Public sector wage deal inches closer as more unions sign

2018-06-07 12:53

The public sector wage agreement is close to being a done deal, with 48% of workers represented by trade unions at the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) supporting the offer.

Public sector talks: Another deadlock looming?

2018-05-18 16:34

Cosatu unions have been accused of being in bed with "the employer" – government – and have threatened to exclude the PSA from further negotiations.

Govt wage woes mount

2017-12-07 17:57

Government negotiators have rejected trade unions’ demands for between 10- and 12% wage increases and a one-year deal, and instead offered inflation-linked hikes for junior and mid-level employees.


Govt pension fund: It would be wrong to dismiss Eskom bailout proposal without all the facts

2020-02-19 13:32

The Government Employees Pension Fund says it has still not been approached about a proposal to increase its exposure to Eskom debt.

Govt's 2030 vision for energy irrelevant if Eskom fails - Cosatu

2019-10-19 08:00

Labour federation Cosatu is relieved the IRP2019 has been finalised so that government and stakeholders can work on fixing the elephant in the room – Eskom.

Cosatu 'in principle' open to prescribed assets, but warns against looting

2019-08-23 14:20

While opposition party the DA has argued unions should oppose prescribed assets in order to protect their members' interests, trade union federation Cosatu says it "in principle" supports investment being required to invest part their funds in government bonds.


2019-02-13 14:57

MZANSI’S biggest labor federation COSATU and its affiliates came out in numbers to protest against unemployment in the country.


2019-02-13 09:39

SOUTH Africa’s biggest labor federation is embarking on a nationwide strike on Wednesday, which will include the Eskom’s employees.

9 Cosatu priorities for the 2019 election, including banning private hospitals and a 50% tax on companies

2018-09-12 06:01

The trade union federation says retirement funds must be forced to invest half their money in state-owned companies and job-creation projects, and the independence of the Reserve Bank must end.

Labour federation Fedusa backs PSA's 'day of rage'

2018-06-08 13:56

Fedusa, the federation to which the Public Servants Association is an affiliate, has backed the union's nationwide strike Monday.

Trade union PSA plans for 'Day of Rage' and indefinite strike

2018-06-06 12:09

Trade union the Public Servants Association, which has 238 000 members, has promised renewed public protest and indefinite strikes from Monday, following long-standing tensions over wage negotiations.

SARS must take some blame for revenue shortfall - Treasury

2018-03-02 12:59

The tax revenue gap is not only due to the poor economic cycle as SARS has asserted, but also due to administration and governance issues at the tax authority, says Treasury.

Inside labour: Will the wounded left unite for workers?

2017-10-29 06:00

There are two centennials being celebrated in South Africa this month: the birth of struggle icon OR Tambo and the Russian revolution of 1917. Lessons will hopefully be drawn from both.

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