President Cyril Ramaphosa has approved recommendations for salary increases for Deputy President David Mabuza, Ministers and Deputy Ministers.
COSATU has urged the government to make the R350 social relief of distress (SRD) grant permanent and to increase it to R624.
Social partners at NEDLAC have reached “broad agreement” to support a COVID-19 mandatory vaccine policy in South Africa, Bloomberg reports.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has reportedly summoned top ANC, COSATU and SACP leaders to a meeting ahead of a possible Cabinet reshuffle.
COSATU has called for a speedy amendment of the Pension Funds Act to allow workers in financial distress to use part of their pensions as security for loans.
COSATU has decided to keep supporting ANC at this year’s local government elections, but will continue its campaign against wage cuts.
COSATU’s General Secretary, Bheki Ntshalintshali, said the federation is finding it more difficult to convince its members to continue voting for the ANC.
Government, labour, business and community constituencies represented at NEDLAC signed the social compact on 8 December, 2020.
COSATU also says the SRD grant should form the basis for a basic income grant in South Africa.
COSATU and B4SA have slammed the government’s apparent decision, but the government has not yet formally announced it.