Numsa expelled from Cosatu

2014-11-08 08:43

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has been expelled from Cosatu, its general secretary Irvin Jim has said.

“Yes, Numsa has been expelled,” he confirmed via SMS.

The metalworkers union was expelled during a special central executive committee (CEC).

Cosatu spokesperson Patrick Craven said he was not sure whether the trade union federation would send out a statement on the matter today.

“The meeting ran into the early hours of this morning, we are still trying to digest what happened,” he said.

“I can confirm that there was a vote to expel Numsa by 33 votes to 24.”

CEC members voted on whether Numsa should stay, with 33 votes for expulsion and 24 against it.

Yesterday, Jim gave a presentation defending the union against possible expulsion from the Congress of SA Trade Unions.

Read: Cosatu violates own constitution – Jim

Numsa went to court on Thursday to try and prevent its expulsion. The case was postponed and the CEC meeting went ahead.

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