What does the Cosatu logo mean?
What does the Cosatu logo mean?
Together with the woman with a baby, the logo represents the triple challenges of economic exploitation, racial and gender oppression. The colour red represents the working class, while black represents the struggle against racial oppression, and gold represents the wealth of South Africa.
Why is Cosatu important in South Africa?
Numerous stay-aways and strikes to protest against the state of emergency, elections and national days of commemoration among others, were launched by Cosatu in cooperation with the UDF. Cosatu also supports the sanctions and disinvestment campaign against South Africa. Two important campaigns were initiated by Cosatu.
When was Cosatu established?
December 1, 1985, Durban, South Africa
Congress of South African Trade Unions/Founded
What is the name of the biggest group of trade unions in South Africa?
The Congress of South African Trade Unions
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is the largest of the three major trade union centres, with a membership of 1.8 million, and is part of the Tripartite alliance with the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party (SACP).
What does fedusa stand for?
Federation of Unions of South Africa
The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) is the second largest national trade union center in South Africa.
What does Cosatu stand for in Afrikaans?
|Congress of South African Trade Unions|
|Key people||Zingiswa Losi, president Bheki Ntshalintshali, General Secretary|
|Affiliations||ITUC, WFTU, ICFTU-AFRO|
Who founded COSATU?
Federation of South African Trade Unions
SA Allied Workers’ Union
Congress of South African Trade Unions/Founders
How many members are there in COSATU?
COSATU, with a membership of 1.8 million, is followed by FEDUSA with 560,000 members and NACTU with almost 400,000 members including the powerful mineworkers union. All three are affiliated with the International Trade Union Confederation. A fourth national trade union centre was formed in 2003.
When was the COSATU constitution amended by the CEC?
Cosatu Constitution as Amended by the 9th National Congress in 2006 and later Amended by the CEC to reflect all the 9th National Congress decisions
Who are the officials of the COSATU federation?
Second Vice President 4. Acting President 5. Treasurer 6. Removal of National Office Bearers 11. OFFICIALS 1. General Secretary 2. Deputy General Secretary 3. Speaking and voting rights 4. Removal of officials 12. STANDING ORDERS AND RULES OF PROCEDURE AT FEDERATION MEETINGS
What are the main parts of the COSATU constitution?
CENTRAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 1. Purpose, powers and duties 2. Composition 3. Meetings 4. Quorum 5. Speaking and voting rights 6. Decision making 6. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 1. Purpose, powers and decision making 2. Composition 3. Meetings 4. Quorum 5. Speaking and voting rights 6. Powers and decision making 7.
Where was the COSATU strike in South Africa?
In the Eastern Cape the strike was 100% successful The day after the strike, in the early hours of 7 May, Cosatu House was rocked by two bomb blasts. The bombs were placed near support columns in the basement, and the damage was so extensive that the building was declared unsafe.