COSATU to hold a Post year-end CEC Press Briefing tomorrow at COSATU House, 11h00
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Wednesday, 24 November 2021
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Matthew Parks, COSATU Parliamentary Coordinator, 23 November 2021
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) will present its submission on the Division of Revenue Amendment (DORA) Bill to the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Appropriations at 09h00 -Wednesday, 24 November 2021.
The Division of Revenue Amendment Bill caters for budgetary allocations to provincial and local government, more specifically the adjustments provided for in the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) tabled at Parliament by the Minister for Finance on 11 November 2021.
Issued by COSATU
NEHAWU Limpopo marches to the Office of the Premier and the Department of Health as part of its Provincial Day of Action
Moses Maubane, NEHAWU Limpopo Provincial Secretary, November 22, 2021
The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] in Limpopo will on [Wednesday 24, 2021] as part of its Provincial Day of Action march to the Office of the Premier and the Department of Health to deliver memorandum of demands in relation to the crisis currently engulfing departments across the provincial government especially the Department of Health.
The Provincial Day of Action will be in a form of a march directed to the Premier of the Province and the Department of Health. The aim of the march is to sharply raise the following demands amongst others:
• Permanent Absorption of Community Healthcare Workers and all contract workers in the province.
• Removal of the Health HOD and the DDG for Healthcare Services for failure to manage the administration.
• Re-instatement of all our shopstewards dismissed across the province.
• Decentralisation of all powers to health institution for effective service delivery.
• Opening of Nursing College in the province.
• NO to the Outsourcing of the Provincial Medical Depot
• Demand for safety & security of our members in all health facilities
• Forensic Investigation on cases of tender fraud and corruption.
• Fill all funded vacant posts immediately.
• Stop union bashing by government departments now.
• Pay PMDS to all deserving workers.
• Insource all outsourced services in the Provincial Administration
• Demand fully funded organisational structures.
• Withdrawal of all Treasury directives imposing austerity measures.
Details of the march
Date: Wednesday November 24, 2021
Assembly time: 9am
Assembly point: Polokwane Hospital Park, Polokwane
Members of the media are invited to attend and to cover the march.
Issued by NEHAWU Limpopo Secretariat Office
For more information, please contact: Moses Maubane [Provincial Secretary] 063 685 1884 or email: Mo...@nehawu.org.za or Jacob Adams [Provincial Deputy Secretary] at 082 558 5966 or email to Ja...@nehawu.org.za
Sizwe Pamla, Cosatu National Spokesperson, 23 November 2021
The Congress of South African Trade Unions is having its three-day ordinary Central Executive Committee [CEC] meeting that started yesterday -Monday, 22 November 2021, to discuss organizational, political, international, and socioeconomic issues facing workers and the working class in general.
will be followed up by a media briefing to communicate the outcomes of the meeting. The details of the media briefing are as follows:
• Date : 25 November 2021-Thursday
• Time : 11:00 am
• Venue : COSATU House, 110 Jorissen Street, Braamfontein.
All the members of the media are invited to the briefing
Issued by COSATU
22 November 2021
Acknowledging that climate change is one of the most important global issues, the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) has reaffirmed its commitment to push the regional government to insert climate change education into the curriculum and to take other necessary measures on climate change.
“Climate change and its effects are clearly visible through annual droughts, heavy rainfall, floods, forest fires, and rapid snow melting in the North and South Poles,” said KTU President Abdalwahed M. Haje. “All these changes prompted many countries, the United Nations, and many organisations concerned about it [climate change] to start conducting research and studies and to follow up on climate developments.”
A global concern for the future
He warned that “the risks are increasing day by day, especially to the environment, human beings, livestock and wildlife, and to the entire globe. While the effects will not be felt very quickly, without a doubt, climate changes, no matter how small, will see their effects grow exponentially and lead to deepening problems.”
Haje also welcomed the interest shown by many countries in the issue of climate change and that they have begun to take measures to reduce the impact of these changes.
These measures, Haje said, are implemented through several key steps, including:
Local steps to be taken
Haje also deeply regretted that, while many countries are trying to reduce the effects of climate change, neither the Iraqi nor the Kurdistan government is taking this issue seriously. For instance, in Kurdistan, the government continues to seize agricultural lands and turn them into housing projects and urban expansion.
In the absence of continuous electric power nationally, hundreds of electricity generators are used to feed Erbil’s city centre with electric energy, Haje added. These generators, running on fuel oil, in addition to the noise, emit thousands of tonnes of gas into the city sky. And the government has not taken any concrete measures to reduce the dangerous effects of these generators.
The KTU leader also highlighted practical steps which should be taken by public authorities to solve environmental issues, such as:
Absence of climate change on curriculum
Haje condemned the fact that neither the government nor other concerned and relevant parties have included the topic of environmental pollution and its causes, environmental protection, or climate change on the curriculum. “This prevents students from gaining the necessary knowledge to stop climate change and acquiring a scientific basis for a better life,” he said.
Norman Mampane (Shopsteward Editor)
Congress of South African Trade Unions
110 Jorissen Cnr Simmonds Street, Braamfontein, 2017
P.O.Box 1019, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa
Tel: +27 11 339-4911 Direct line: 010 219-1348