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 […]

Two-pot system: New rules for how much can be cashed out, which funds are excluded

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Fin24 reports that on Friday, Treasury published proposed legislation that sets new rules for the two-pot retirement system, scheduled to kick in on 1 March 2024. The two-pot system means South Africans will be able to access one-third of their retirement savings throughout their career, while two-thirds will only become accessible on retirement. The revised […]

NEHAWU protests over suspended shopstewards

Capricorn FM News reports that members of the National, Education, Health and Allied Workers Union’s Mike Tauyatswala region have staged a protest outside the headquarters of the provincial department of Health in Polokwane, demanding that suspensions of their shop stewards at the Pietersburg hospital be lifted. NEHAWU’s regional secretary Matome Phooko says seven shop stewards were […]


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The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) is pleased to announce that thousands of its members in the leather tanning sector in South Africa can look forward to a 7.25% wage increase, with effect from 1 July 2023. This follows a recent settlement for an amending wage agreement for this sector, signed […]

Calls for urgent intervention in Emfuleni amid late salary payments

The Citizen reports that the embattled Emfuleni Local Municipality in the south of Johannesburg continues to be in the news for all the wrong reasons. This time around, irate employees embarked on sporadic protest actions in recent days, demanding their salary payments for the month of May. Regional chairperson of the South African Municipal Workers Union […]