Voice of the Cape


Cosatu vows to push back against proposed wage cuts

Trade union federation Cosatu has labelled the 2020 Budget “provocative”, saying that instead of a clear diagnosis of the problems facing SA, National Treasury attempted to “dump the bill for industrial-scale looting on public servants”. A key item in the Budget was a proposal to cut the state’s wage bill[…]

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Cosatu to lead march for safe, reliable rail system

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) will lead a march in Cape Town on Thursday morning to highlight its demand for a reliable and affordable commuter rail system. Cosatu Provincial Chairperson Motlatse Tsubane says they have had several meetings with the relevant stakeholders to raise their unhappiness about[…]

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ANC alliance partners to draft economic growth strategy

African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa says the party’s National Executive Committee will meet with the South African Communist Party (SACP), Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) this weekend to draft a strategy that will assist in growing the economy. He[…]

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Major banking strike planned for September

The country’s largest financial union is planning a major strike to take place at the end of this month. Tools will be downed as Sasbo members prepare to protest over planned retrenchments in the banking sector. Sasbo – or the South African Society of Bank Officials – is 73 000[…]

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Nurses expected to down tools in support of Cosatu strike

As SA wakes up to the threat of a massive strike against job losses, nurses affiliated to the Democratic Nursing Organisation of SA (Denosa) said they would down tools in support of the Cosatu-led industrial action. Speaking on Tuesday, Denosa said they planned to join Cosatu to express their concerns[…]

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Cosatu ready for a female president

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu)’s outgoing president, Sdumo Dlamini, says workers affiliated to their unions are ready for a female to take over the labour federation’s top post. This after deputy president Zingiswa Losi was nominated unopposed for the position – making her the first woman leader[…]

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