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Stakeholders Are Taking Our Railway Lines Back

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) chaired a meeting of key stakeholders consisting of high level representatives from the South African Police Service (SAPS), Cosatu, Fedusa, the United National Transport Union (UNTU), the South Africa Transport Allied Workers Union (Satawu) and the South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) …

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Thousands protest for worker concerns in Durban

Thousands of demonstrators from across KwaZulu-Natal gathered in solidarity with workers’ union Cosatu on Wednesday. The union embarked on a protest highlighting worker concerns and general issues facing South Africans. The Durban demonstration, which began at Botha’s Park, saw affiliate unions as well as a small number of ANC members …

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Cosatu signs controversial new govt wage deal

In the early hours of Friday morning, Cosatu unions which represent 52% of public sector employees signed a controversial new three-year wage deal. While the new agreement gives the workers the 7% wage increase initially agreed and reneged on by government, it pegs future pay rises to Treasury estimates of …

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Deadlock in public wage talks could spell damaging strike

By Monday afternoon, May 11, South Africa will hear whether there has been a breakthrough in the tortuous public sector wage negotiations or whether another deadlock has been reached. And a deadlock could spell a damaging strike. As Mugwena Maluleke, convenor of the Cosatu public sector unions has warned: “If …

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