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Cracks widens between Cosatu and ANC in North West

RUSTENBURG, July 12 – The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in the North West on Thursday, blasted the African National Congress (ANC) for boycotting its elective conference in Mahikeng. “Delegates noted with huge disappointment and contempt the conspicuous absence of the African National Congress [ANC] despite that the organisation was invited,” provincial secretary Job […]

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KZN killings can be linked to ANC conferences, says Cosatu

DURBAN, May 15 – The country’s largest trade union federation and ruling party alliance partner has said there is a link between political killings in KwaZulu-Natal and African National Congress (ANC) conferences. Edwin Mkhize, the provincial secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in KwaZulu-Natal, said on Tuesday via a press statement “these killings […]

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SA national minimum wage will make “huge difference” to workers – labour minister

JOHANNESBURG, May 15 (Reuters) -South Africa’s labour minister on Tuesday defended the government’s plan to introduce a R20 per hour national minimum wage, saying while it may not mean a lot for well paid employees, it would make a “huge difference” to the majority of the country’s vulnerable workers. Unions affiliated to the South African Federation of […]

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Cosatu concerned about ongoing political killings in KwaZulu-Natal

JOHANNESBURG, May 14 – The Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Monday condemned the attack on KwaZulu-Natal-based National Teachers’ Union (Natu) deputy president Allen Thompson who survived an attack by a group of armed men in uMhlanga. The trade union federation said it was worried that law enforcement authorities were failing to deal with the continuing […]

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Minerals department urges Sibanye-Stilwater to prioritise safety after workers killed

JOHANNESBURG, May 4 – South Africa’s mineral resources department on Friday urged Sibanye-Stillwater to pay greater attention to health and safety after four workers died following a seismic event at the company’s Masakhane mine in Driefontein. “The gold sector has seen an increase in fatalities this year, with Sibanye-Stilwater as one of the main contributors,” the […]

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Police urge marchers to obey the law

JOHANNESBURG, April 25  – As workers embark on a general strike organised by the SA Federation of Trade Unions, the SA Police Service has warned that no criminal behaviour will be tolerated during the marches around the country. ”The National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (Natjoints) appeals to those who will be participating in the […]