Cosatu isn't ANC's lapdog - Vavi

2012-03-12 10:23

Cape Town - Trade union federation Cosatu will not be silent even if the ANC demands it, Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said in Cape Town over the weekend.

Vavi was addressing delegates at clothing industry trade union Sactwu's bargaining conference, Beeld reported.

"Cosatu is nobody's lapdog. We won't listen if they attempt to tell us when to bark, or they tell us to stop barking because they're having a conference later on in the year," he said - referring to the ANC's June policy conference, and also the leadership conference in Mangaung, Bloemfontein, schedule for December this year.

The political challenges faced by Cosatu made it clear that he had to raise his voice significantly, because Cosatu did not exist "to massage the government and assure them of our undying love," Vavi said.

Cosatu was "predictable", and there was never a "pre-conference period where people pretended to be nice and pleasant, and then a post-conference period where the organisation was lazy and useless," he told delegates.

- SAPA
Read more on:    cosatu  |  anc  |  sactwu  |  zwelinzima vavi  |  cape  |  town  |  politics
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
58 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
SPONSORED CONTENT
Keep your bike (and yourself) safe with these tips 2015-03-23 09:16

Whether you’re a newbie pedaller or a seasoned cyclist, knowing how to stay safe is the best way to enjoy your time on your bike.

/News
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Excess, desire and indulging in extravagant and enjoyable things are highlighted today. Practice self control and be consciously...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.