Cosatu to celebrate 25 years in style

2010-10-04 17:29

Johannesburg – The Johannesburg Stadium will be filled to the rafters when Cosatu celebrates its 25 years of existence, the union federation's general secretary said on Monday.

"We will celebrate in style. We are expecting thousands of people to attend the celebration which will start on Saturday and end on Sunday," said Cosatu's Zwelinzima Vavi.

Cosatu had a line up of popular artists of different music genres who would perform from Saturday morning, continue throughout night and finish on Sunday afternoon, he said.

"We are expecting our members to come with their families and friends. All people are invited to attend," said Vavi.

Cosatu, the ANC's alliance partner, was formed in December 1 1985 and it has close to two million members.

Vavi said the federation had organised free trains to ferry people to Johannesburg Stadium from all parts of the country.

"We have good reasons to celebrate. We still have major challenges in achieving many of our organisational goals, but have without question made significant progress in taking forward the five principles we adopted in the founding congress," he said.

The five principles were non-racialism, worker control, one union-one industry, paid-up membership and international worker solidarity, he said.