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‘Worker safety nets inadequate’

With large-scale job losses on the horizon here and around the world, the Covid- 19 pandemic has put the vulnerability of workers in sharp focus

‘Protect your workers’ against coronavirus

The labour department has called on employers to implement measures to minimise threat of Covid-19 to South Africa’s workforce

Bring ‘empathy’ back to Nedlac

Lisa Seftel started out in the labour movement before she took up positions in government. Now, as the head of Nedlac, she has to create a space where both sides can meet to discuss and debate important policy issues

One strike and you’re out – registrar tells unions

A municipal workers’ union is the first to be sanctioned for not following the new rule when deciding whether to go on strike

Cosatu has a plan to save Eskom

The union federation says urgent, bold action is needed to keep the state-owned utility (and South Africa) going

Cosatu takes to the streets over Eskom, job losses

​The country’s largest trade union federation will embark on a one-day nationwide strike against job losses and Eskom restructuring

Union plans to close taps countrywide

Nehawu will embark on an indefinite nationwide strike at the Department of Water and Sanitation on Thursday

ANC laments Numsa’s ‘tragic’ expulsion from Cosatu

The ANC says the expulsion of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa from trade union federation Cosatu is a tragic development.

Numsa expelled from Cosatu

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa has been expelled from Cosatu after a grueling special central executive committee meeting.

Vavi not interested in ‘revenge’

Congress of South African Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says he will not be out for revenge when he returns to work on Monday.

Numsa won’t respond to Cosatu’s ultimatum

Numsa says it won't respond to Cosatu's demands about whether the union should be suspended or expelled until it received certain documentation.

DA march on ANC headquarters an ‘election stunt’

Cosatu claims the Democratic Alliance's plan to march to the ANC's headquarters in Johannesburg is an election stunt and an act of pure opportunism.

E-tolls: Cosatu happy with drive-slows that ‘irritate’ politicians

Cosatu says it will continue its campaign against e-tolling by staging drive-slows in Gauteng that "irritate a number of politicians".

Cosatu will rally for ANC despite signing of e-tolls law

The decision by President Jacob Zuma to sign the contentious e-toll Bill into law will not deter Cosatu's election campaign for the ANC.

Vavi accepts ‘humiliating’ Corruption Watch censure

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has accepted the censure imposed on him by Corruption Watch while calling for better protection of women.

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Judicial committee orders Mogoeng to apologise for SA-Israel remarks

The JCC said that by the chief justice straying into politics, he breached the judicial conduct code and ordered him to issue an apology and retraction

‘Doctors’ wives’ jump Covid queue

Private doctors and civilians have been exploiting gaps in the public health system to get vaccinated

Ithala fails to act against board chairperson over PPE scandal

Morar asked to settle with the state and pay back the profit he made on an irregular tender

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