“You looted R5 billion and told us to dance to Jerusalema” say striking workers

Union members down tools countrywide over corruption and salary increases among other things on Wednesday

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News | 7 October 2020

COSATU demands government and PRASA fix Metrorail

Hundreds marched in Cape Town on Thursday


News | 20 February 2020

COSATU lays charges against Metrorail with Cape Town police

Train operator accused of criminal negligence


Brief | 21 September 2017

Minimum wages: too high will hurt poor people

At Cosatu's demand of R4,500 per month, we risk increasing unemployment


Opinion | 15 February 2016

Unions justified to demand double digit pay increases

But is the labour movement sufficiently united, independent and democratic to defend workers?


Opinion | 8 February 2016

Protesters demand Atlantis school be made safe

But minister says action has already been taken


Brief | 29 January 2016

Cosatu decision to host WFTU questioned

Federation's hosting of controversial congress might cause rift with overseas trade unions

Zuma, the bible and the COSATU Congress

Cosatu spokesperson Patrick Craven was amazed at the media interest shown in the
eleventh national congress of the federation. Shortly before the congress opened its
doors, 347 media accreditations had been processed, with additional enquiries still
being dealt with.

Terry Bell

Opinion | 26 September 2012

COSATU, Zille, Apartheid and the Youth Wage Subsidy

COSATU is facing an unprecedented onslaught. Is the federation, as Helen Zille claims, ‘the main roadblock in the road to job creation and redress’? And would ‘lowering the cost of employment’ be the ‘biggest single step towards solving the unemployment problem’?

Ilan Strauss and Doron Isaacs

Opinion | 12 June 2012