Organised Labour

Trade Unions

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU)

COSATU was launched in December 1985 after four years of unity talks between unions opposed to apartheid and committed to a non-racial, non-sexist and democratic South Africa.

The main broad strategic objectives remain after thirty years:
  • To improve material conditions of our members and of the working people as a whole
  • To organise the unorganised
  • To ensure worker participation in the struggle for peace and democracy
Contact COSATU
Physical address:
No 205
2nd Floor Cuthberths Building
110 Oxford Road
East London
Postal address:
P O Box 7523
East London
Contact Details:
Tel: +27 (0)43 743 1 951/2
Fax: +27 (0)43 743 6334