We continue to reject mandatory vaccination – COSATU CEC


24 February 2022

Federation also remains opposed to the unbundling of Eskom into three different entities

COSATU Central Executive Committee statement -24 February 2022

24 February 2022

Special Note: Happy 36th Anniversary to COSATU. Formed December 1985

The Congress of South African Trade Unions held a scheduled meeting of its Central Executive Committee from 21-23, February 2022, attended by all affiliated unions and federation’s structures. 


The Federation reflected on the state of its affiliates as part of its commitment to building stronger affiliates and strengthening its organisational engines at all levels. We acknowledge the relentless commitment and resilience of our affiliates, who continue to assert their presence across all the sectors the economy. 


The CEC has resolved to continue to intervene on affiliated trade unions dealing with internal challenges including those under administration by the Registrar of Labour. 

We plan to intensify the fight against increasingly hostile employers, and campaign against retrenchments across all sectors of the economy as a result of Covid-19. 

We shall intensify our solidarity work between workers and affiliates and step up our recruitment campaign with renewed focus on organising young people. On this front, we also plan to convene a Young Workers Summit between the 20th -22nd April 2022 to focus on the plight of young workers in particular. 

The CEC reiterated its commitment to work closer with other trade union federations and work to foster unity amongst unions in general, to eliminate sectarian differences and strengthen cooperation and solidarity.