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 […]

Union vows to fight “slaughter” of Post Office jobs

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GroundUp writes that up to 6,000 South African Post Office workers – more than half the current workforce – stand to lose their jobs by the end of March. But the Communication Workers Union are fighting to reduce the proposed number of retrenchments. The number of retrenchments at the beleaguered institution are laid out in […]

SAMWU Free State workers vow not to return to work until salaries are paid

SABC News reports that the South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) in the Free State has warned that Mohokare Local Municipality employees will not return to work until their salaries are paid. The municipality reportedly issued a notice stating that salaries are unlikely to be paid to workers in May and June due to financial […]

COSATU May Day Statement 2023

The Congress of South African Trade Unions is calling on all workers across all sectors of the economy and in all corners of the country to come out in their numbers to celebrate this year’s International Workers Day “May Day” on the 1st of May 2023. Our federation is celebrating this year’s May Day under the theme; Build Working […]