Numsa calls on Cosatu to leave alliance, will lead founding of United Front

2013-12-20 14:15

Metalworkers’ union Numsa will not be splitting from labour federation Cosatu – for now, at least. Instead, it has called on Cosatu to break away from its alliance with the ANC and the SACP.

In its resolutions following its four-day congress in Boksburg this week, Numsa said workers have been used by the ANC to campaign for it in the elections, without deriving any benefit thereafter.

“Numsa calls on Cosatu to break from the alliance. The time for looking for an alternative has arrived,” according to the resolution.

Numsa will lead the establishment of a “new United Front that will coordinate struggles in the workplace and in communities, in a way similar to the UDF of the 1980s”.

Numsa said it would work with other like-minded parties and organisations, and it might even consider standing for elections.

It will commission a study into other socialist parties around the world, to see how they function.

The deadline for this process is 2015.

Numsa left the door open for a breakaway by giving its central committee the mandate “to assess and to make strategic decisions from time to time” towards Cosatu’s next conference in 2015.

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