The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) has settled its 2023 wage negotiations  for the General Goods and Handbags (GGH) leather sector. The new wage agreement was signed today, 28 June 2023. With effect from 1 July 2023, our members in this sector will receive a 7% wage increase. In addition to […]

Community demands jobs Manyeleti Game Reserve

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Capricorn FM News reports that the African People’s Convention The African People’s Convention, joined community members and the Manyeleti Youth Forum in Bushbuckridge, have handed over a memorandum to the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency, outlining their complaints about jobs at Manyaleti Game Reserve and a trust fund. The APC says the community’s efforts to engage with […]

Fate of community health workers uncertain amid battle over minimum wage, working conditions

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Fin24 reports that most community health workers (CHWs) in SA, except those in Gauteng, earn a stipend of around R4,000 per month, without benefits like pension or medical aid, and without the surety of a permanent pay cheque. They have been fighting for better working conditions for almost a decade – with their main goal being […]

SAMWU march against unsafe, exploitative working conditions

News24 reports that the South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) in the King Sabata Dalindyebo (KSD) Local Municipality has threatened a full-blown strike if municipal bosses fail to speedily address their grievances. The warning was issued during a SAMWU march to KSD and ANC regional offices, on June 14, where the union raised several grievances […]

COSATU supports SAMWU’s call for defaulting municipalities in the North West Province to pay workers their salaries

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is appalled to learn that many municipalities across the North West are still failing to pay workers their salaries on time. We call on these municipalities to pay workers what is due to them, or we will work with SAMWU to take them to court. Current delinquent municipalities […]

COSATU congratulates SATAWU for the reinstatement of the 56 workers

The Congress of the South African Trade Unions(COSATU) congratulates its affiliate, the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union(SATAWU), for the reinstatement of the 56 workers who were previously dismissed from Public Bonds Project, a company sub-contracted by Eskom at Matimba Power Station in Limpopo. This is a demonstration of the resilience and commitment of […]

Eskom to finally accomodate 56 dismissed employees

Capricorn FM reports that the 56 employees dismissed at power utility Eskom during the Matimba Power Station contracts renewal will be accommodated in all subcontractors within the power station. This is according to the local official of the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union in Lephalale, Phuti Mahlaba. This follows a meeting between the power […]

Independent Media announces voluntary severance packages

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Business Live writes that two months after Independent Media employees were slapped with salary cuts, as well as the recent closure of the Pretoria News, the embattled media company has announced voluntary severance packages “to mitigate future job losses”. This was communicated to staff via email from company CEO Takudzwa Hove on Tuesday. “As a […]

COSATU congratulates NUM and the other unions at Eskom for securing a 7% 3 year wage agreement for workers

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) congratulates its militant affiliate, the National Union of Mine Workers (NUM) as well as the other unions organising at Eskom, NUMSA and Solidarity, for securing a 7% 3 year wage agreement for all Eskom employees.  This agreement includes a 7% 3 year housing allowance increase and a […]

Unions and Eskom agree on 7% wage increase

EWN reports that unions representing Eskom employees reached an agreement with the power utility at its central bargaining forum. Eskom agreed to a 7% salary increase for all non-managerial employees over a three-year period, effective from 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2026. The negotiations involved Eskom the National Union of Mineworkers, National Union of […]