Govt. staff are paid more - Cosatu

President Jacob Zuma addressed the 11th National Congress of COSATU held at Gallagher Estate in Midrand. Picture: GCIS.

MIDRAND - The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu’s) best paid members are those working for government, the trade union federation’s organisational report has revealed.

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi presented the report on Wednesday, to delegates attending the four-day congress at the Gallagher Estate in Midrand.

The Cosatu congress will today focus on itself and its internal issues.

According to the report, more than a quarter of Cosatu’s members earn less than R2,500 a month.

The worst paid workers are in retail and security services, while the best-paid ones are in education, health and policing.

Cosatu is also worried about the 39 percent of its members who have not completed high school.

Vavi is currently reading the report.