COSATU rejects the proposed closure of 235 Post Office Branches

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) rejects the proposed closure of 235 Post Office Branches out of its existing 1 023 Branches of which currently 894 are operational. The Federation has been appalled by the shocking conditions imposed upon the 14 000 hardworking Post Office employees over the past few years.  Forcing workers to take devastating 40% salary cuts whilst the management […]

COSATU eagerly awaits implementation of two-pot retirement system

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EWN writes the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) says it is eagerly awaiting the implementation of the new two-pot retirement regime. From 1 September, pension fund members will be allowed to access the savings portion of their pension, once a year. On Monday, the National Treasury published amendments to legislation governing the retirement funds of […]

COSATU Western Cape calls on the President Cyril Ramaphosa to urgently intervene in the unfair cuts to the CCMA budget

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in the Western Cape is disturbed and highly disappointed by Treasury’s decision to cut the budget of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration(CCMA) by R300 million over the next 3 years. Treasury reduced the budget in 2021 by R600 million for the period 2021 – 2024. That […]

COSATU welcomes government’s announcement of a new mineral rights application system

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) welcomes government’s announcement of a new mineral rights application system (cadastral).  This has been a long outstanding matter of massive concern to the Federation and our affiliate, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), workers in the value chains and mining communities across South Africa.  COSATU shares the […]

COSATU welcomes Government’s announcement that the long awaited Extension of Security of Tenure Amendment Act will come into effect from 1 April 2024

COSATU welcomes Government’s announcement that the long awaited Extension of Security of Tenure Amendment Act will come into effect from 1 April 2024. This law has been delayed for far too long.  It must now be implemented as a matter of urgency by national, provincial and local government.  The agricultural sector and farm owners must […]

COSATU Limpopo is outraged by the ill-treatment of workers on a farm near Groblersdal  

The Congress of South African Trade Unions(COSATU) in Limpopo is shocked, outraged and horrified by blatant ill-treatment of workers on a farm near Groblersdal. It is reported that two workers were severely assaulted and had dogs set on them after the employer and his son accused the workers of “sleeping on duty”. We must outrightly […]

More than a thousand jobs saved through consultation process at Sibanye’s Kloof 4 shaft

BusinessLive reports that Sibanye-Stillwater indicated on Friday it had concluded the retrenchment consultation process at its Kloof 4 gold shaft in Gauteng. Fewer jobs than initially planned were cut following consultations with organised labour. The gold and platinum miner said 1,057 workers had accepted transfers to fill vacant positions at its SA gold operation while 550 […]

Cosatu demands safety in Health Centres under OR Tambo

News24 writes that members of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) celebrated International Day for Decent Work by marching to Gate Way Clinic in Mthatha, where they handed over a petition to the MEC for the Department of Health, Nomakhosazana Meth, demanding security, recently. COSATU secretary of the OR Tambo Region, Pumla Mzantsi, […]

COSATU rejects the shocking proposed increases for Mayors, Councillors and Municipal Managers

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) rejects with contempt the shocking proposed increases for Mayors, Councillors and Municipal Managers announced by the Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA).  These proposed backdated increases reflect a leadership at COGTA and the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) that is out of touch with […]

Labour unions cite job loss fears over Durban harbour private partner deal

The Mercury reports that labour unions have raised concerns over possible job losses after Transnet announced a Philippines-based independent terminal operator as a private-sector partner for the upgrade of a key Durban container terminal. On Tuesday, Transnet announced International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) as the preferred bidder for the 25-year joint venture with Transnet […]