Unions: State arrogant in wage negotiations

2015-04-01 20:08

The manner in which the SA government has handled itself during wage negotiations has been reckless and arrogant, several Cosatu-affiliated unions say.


Labour analyst Terry Bell joins Jerusha Sukhdeo-Raath in studio to speak Cosatu and Vavi. Watch.

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Seven unions come out in support of Vavi

2015-04-01 14:14

Seven trade unions have come out in support of suspended Cosatu general secretary, Zwelinzima vavi.

Vavi stood no chance: Jim

2015-04-01 09:14

Ousted Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi stood no chance and should accept his expulsion and move on, says Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim.

Limusa admitted into Cosatu

2015-03-31 20:00

The Liberated Metalworkers Union of SA has been accepted as a new Cosatu affiliate, the trade union federation says.

Cosatu dismisses Vavi with immediate effect

2015-03-31 13:54

Cosatu has confirmed the suspension of general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi and accused him of several violations.


Zwelinzima Vavi's future in Cosatu and Trevor Noah's new gig made newspaper front pages across the country today. Jerusha Sukhdeo-Raath takes you through the newspaper headlines.

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Vavi still Cosatu general secretary despite expulsion

2015-03-30 20:04

Despite his dismissal from Cosatu's central executive committee, Zwelinzima Vavi remains the general secretary of the labour federation.

Defiant Vavi wants to stop Cosatu hijack

2015-03-30 14:39

By the end of the day Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi expects to be informed that he has either been suspended or dismissed from his post.


In today's headlines: SANDF denies Zuma's family used a military chopper for transport, Vavi says Coastu is battling financially and parts of Nigeria are in lockdown. Watch.

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Craven quits Cosatu following Vavi's expulsion

2015-04-01 15:00

Long-time Congress of SA Trade Unions national spokesperson Patrick Craven has resigned following the expulsion of general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.


Speaking to reporters after his press conference today, dismissed Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said fractured unions are bad news for the country's economy. Watch.

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Vavi lashes out at Cosatu leadership - as it happened

2015-04-01 11:51

Former general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said the crisis at Cosatu is an epitome of a broader societal crisis, which he and other unions intend to explore.

Cosatu to 'interrogate' forensic reports

2015-03-31 20:20

Cosatu will study two forensic reports on the union federation and if necessary point out illegal activities to law enforcement agencies.

Vavi waived his rights by boycotting - Cosatu

2015-03-31 18:35

The Cosatu deputy general secretary said that Zwelinzima Vavi waived his right to present his side of the story by boycotting an executive committee meeting.

Vavi vows to fight on

2015-03-31 11:27

I don't just walk away, says Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi to reports that he intends accepting his dismissal and establishing a rival federation.


Eskom board chairperson Zola Tsotsi resigns, Cosatu's Zwelinzima Vavi is dismissed and Trevor Noah will replace John Stewart on the iconic Daily Show.

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Cosatu expels Vavi

2015-03-30 18:42

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has been expelled according to reports.

Vavi: It would be a mockery for me to attend Cosatu meeting

2015-03-30 12:02

The fate of Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi could be decided during a special central executive committee meeting.

Cosatu facing financial crisis, says Vavi

2015-03-29 19:00

The country's biggest trade union federation, Cosatu, is facing financial problems, says its secretary general, Zwelinzima Vavi, after he announced that he would not resign.

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