NEHAWU KZN Wishes COSATU A Successful Gender Conference And 14th Provincial Congress
Tuesday February 01, 2022
The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] in KwaZulu-Natal wishes its federation, the Congress of South African Trade Unions [COSATU], a successful Provincial Gender Conference commencing today, the 01st – 02nd February at Coastlands Hotel, Durban and the 14th Provincial Congress which will be convened on the 03rd – 04th February 2022 at Olive Convention Centre, Durban.
The Gender Conference and 14th Provincial Congress are convened under the theme “Deepen the Back to Basics Campaign, Consolidate the struggle for the NDR and Advance the struggle for Socialism”.
As NEHAWU in KwaZulu-Natal, we expect the Gender Conference, to practically consolidate the struggle for the NDR which seeks to address gender, race and class oppression. It’s important that this struggle be led by the bulk of the oppressed-women. Women should be empowered to challenge the system of patriarchy.
The conference must come up with resolutions on workplace gender activities and campaigns as necessary mechanisms in empowering and developing women, creating conditions for the election of female shop stewards to shape a gender programme for the trade union movement.
We further wish for a congress that will be highly characterised by in-depth analysis on the State of our Revolution and robust deliberations to strengthen the ability of COSATU to be a militant, fighting and a campaigning federation for workers’ demands in all sectors and in the struggles for the working class in general.
The congress must resolve on campaigns that must be wedged in defence and protection of collective bargaining and the rights of workers. The defence of these rights is based on a principle understanding that workers have fought and sacrificed their lives for those rights.
NEHAWU in KwaZulu-Natal will play its role through discussions and lobbying affiliates of the federation to ensure that COSATU emerges more united, stronger and capable of representing all workers of this province along their interests and aspirations particularly in collective bargaining, workers’ rights and creating conducive working environment recognising the critical role workers are playing at the point of service.
Forward with the Unity of COSATU Forward!!!
Issued by NEHAWU KwaZulu-Natal Secretariat Office
For more information, please contact: Ayanda Zulu (Provincial Secretary) at 081 758 5199 or email: Ayandaz@nehawu.org.za
Ntokozo Nxumalo (Provincial Deputy Secretary) at 0815255983 or email: Ntokozo@Nehawu.org.za