Tag Archives: Trade Unions

Zwelinzima Vavi

ANC To Help Put Cosatu Back Together

The governing ANC said it would, with the leadership of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, assist trade union federation Cosatu overcome its challenges. This comes after the expulsion of Cosatu’s general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi and the resignation of its communications head, Patrick Craven. Vavi was expelled by the federation’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) on Monday with 31 votes

Zwelinzima Vavi

Trade Unions Mourn Vavi’s Expulsion

The expulsion of Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) Secretary General Zwelinzima Vavi is indication that the voices of the workers have been silenced, according to several trade unions. “There is a particular grouping within the federation that has become very powerful, that does not respect the worker control,” said National Union of Metalworkers

Sasol’s South African Employees At Risk As More Than 1000 Jobs Are Being Cut

Some of Sasol’s 32 400 South African employees are at risk of losing their jobs, since the petrochemical group has had to cut more than 1000 jobs and delay a megaproject, due to its survivalist programme of “lower for longer” oil prices. The job cuts were reportedly largely in South Africa, where most of Sasol’s

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Women Workers Not Satisfied With Maternity Protection

Inconsistencies and omissions from current legislation in South Africa, and bargaining agreements punish women for having children, said the International Labour Research and Information Group (ILRIG) in a statement on Thursday. “Women are being punished and discriminated against for practising their natural reproductive rights,” said the ILRIG. This after women workers from a range of


IMF Advice “Suicidal” – NEHAWU

Johannesburg – “The IMF [International Monetary Fund] should keep its nose out of the South African policy formulation processes and stop imposing its ineffectual policy of so called “fiscal rectitude” to South Africa,” said the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU) in a statement on Wednesday. The union called on the South African