COSATU Affiliation

We are so proud and grateful to have had the support from COSATU, one of the greatest Labour Federations in the world, right from the early days in September 2016 when we started this journey of forming a Musicians’ Trade Union. Now, almost 5 years later we have just been welcomed by our Parent Body as a fully Affiliated Trade Union in the COSATU Family! From 20 – 22 January 2021 we will be sending 10 National Representatives for the COSATU new union Induction. We will publish our list of Interim Provincial representatives here shortly!

MEMBERSHIP FEES: During this time of COVID-19 our sector has been absolutely decimated and for that reason we are NOT collecting membership fees. Those will only be re-introduced once we are able to earn our regular incomes from the Music we make. Once Musicians’ normal Economic activity is restored, membership will be approx. R55 per month which will include all regular Trade Union benefits. Additional benefits will also be available upon application.

At our 26 October 2019 AGM, we were addressed by Comrade André Kriel – General Secretary of SACTWU (SA Clothing and Textile Workers Union), South Africa’s second largest Trade Union, during which he invited TUMSA into an Incubation period, through which SACTWU could assist us to become a fully-operational Trade Union for consideration as COSATU Affiliate Member. And here, one year later we have gron to 2,100+ Members nationally and ready for our COSATU Affiliation! We express our sincere appreciation to SACTWU and the mighty COSATU for recognising the plight of Musicians and extending to us this very valuable opportunity to qualify for consideration. We assure you that we are 100% committed to do what it takes. During this time of COVID-19 our sector has been absolutely decimated and for that reason we are NOT collecting membership fees. Those will only be re-introduced once we are able to ear our regular incomes from the Music we make. meanwhile, we will strengthen our resolve as a Trade Union. Viva COSATU Viva!!

Marching and Picketing with COSATU
true WORKERS POWER

Western Cape march for
better Public Transport
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Western Cape SONA Picket for Copyright Amendment Bill
to be sent back to Parliament
for correction and completion.
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