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Vavi’s May Day call: New labour federation set for weekend launch

Greg Nicolson Daily Maverick
A new union federation in South Africa is being formed through the leadership of unions and individuals expelled from Cosatu with the aim of organizing the unorganized -- Cosatu denounced the move as divisive and as leading away from the struggle for jobs and against monopoly capital.

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South Africa - COSATU, NUMSA - What's Going On?

Documents from COSATU, NUMSA and ANC
This past weekend, COSATU, South Africa's labor federation voted to expel NUMSA, the National Union of Metal Workers. To give readers a better understanding, Portside is posting many of the relevant documents (sorry for length of this post): Tyotyo James (COSATU deputy president) interview prior to expulsion; COSATU official statement; NUMSA response to the expulsion; ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe on Developments in COSATU.


South Africa: NUMSA's Expulsion from COSATU is 'an Attack on the Poor and an Attack on Workers'

National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal
On Friday, November 7, COSATU (the Congress of South African Trade Unions), the country’s main federation of trade unions and organisations of the working class, has expelled one of its founders, the militantly socialist National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA). This has major implications for political movements in South Africa.
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