Day of Action, 7 October 2016 and other matters.
COSATU North West PEC Statement, 15 September 2016
The Congress of South African Trade Unions in North West held its scheduled
Provincial Executive Committee meeting on the 9th of September 2016 at
Ngwenya Hotel in Stilfontein to make an assessment on the political,
socio-economic, organizational work and to resolve on Programme of Action
taking forward the agenda of workers. The PEC focus more on issues that
On International Day of Decent Work
The PEC has resolved that come the day of the 7th October 2016 two town of
North West, Rustenburg and Klerksdorp must be painted red.
The PEC adopted the Programme of Action [PoA] which in clued the following
activities as a build up to the 7th October 2016.
. Holding of generals meetings across Affiliates
. Picketing during lunch times in institutions.
. Convening Local shop stewards councils.
. Having a joint march with student on NO FEES INCREAMENT
. Convening Regional Shopstewards councils in all four Regions.
. Have a massive march to Swartruggens toll gate.
. Then on the 7th October 2016 marches to Department of Labour at
Rustenburg and Klerksdorp
We will ensure that all workers in the Province joint those marches without
any fear because they will be covered by Section 77 Notice.
On State of Affiliates and Locals
PEC appreciated the work done by Affiliates and Locals in making sure that
all the resolution of the Federation are carried and that members get
service at all cost.
These are what must be done to strengthen the work of the Federation by both
locals and Affiliates.
. Each Affiliate to develop a three months solidarity programme
. Affiliates must embrace disabled workers
. Locals must have activities
On killing of Farm workers
The PEC was disturbed with number of Farm workers killed whilst on duty,
there are recent reported of farm workers been killed by machinery /
equipments whilst performing their duties.
We are rolling a programme on fighting both farmers and Department of labour
on this continuous undermining of humans right and those of farm workers.
On Local Government elections
The PEC received a report on the results and the performance of ANC in all
The PEC expressed it concerns on why performance or percentage has declined
since the 2011 elections.
These are some contributing factors:
. In fight during selection processes which delayed campaigning.
. The emergence of Forum4service delivery
. Poor mobilization and no proper arrangement made to make sure that all
voters go and vote on the 03 August 2016
The relation amongst Alliance partners also contributed.
The PEC resolve that the Provincial Alliance Council must be convene for an
On filling of vacant posts in public service
The PEC resolved that this matter of moratorium which affects most of Public
sector unions must be confronted and be dealt with, there has been
engagement on the matter but no progress is reported. So the PEC resolved
that the matter must be part of the PoA.
On COSATU meeting with EXCO
The PEC welcomed the initiative and request that the meeting be use to
address issues of the workers speedily.
These are what must be done.
. Affiliates must meet with MEC's on monthly basis.
. COSATU with its Affiliates to meet quarterly with EXCO to look on
We will continue to defend the Federation and its members all cost. We are
busy engaging with FAWU members to come back home, COSATU is the only hope
Issued by COSATU North West
For more information contact:
Job Dliso, COSATU North West Provincial Secretary
Cell: 071 489 1384 / 082 463 1840
Email: <mailto:j...@cosatu.org.za> j...@cosatu.org.za
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