Dissident unions want Dlamini to resign

2014-11-28 08:59

Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini must resign, say unions sympathetic to the National Union of Metalworkers of SA.

Govt must enforce all labour laws - Cosatu

2014-11-27 16:05

The government must enforce all labour laws, including requiring employers to report on disproportionate income at all wage levels, says Cosatu in the North West.

ANC seeks to push for Cosatu unity

2014-11-24 20:24

The ANC's national executive committee will seek input from its alliance partners to help resolve the turmoil in Cosatu, says secretary general Gwede Mantashe.

Vavi warns of yellow unionism

2014-11-21 22:17

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has cautioned against yellow unions, which he says are unions usually closely aligned with companies and even governments.

SACP pays rent to Cosatu despite no political levy

2014-11-20 19:49

The SACP has not received a political levy from Cosatu in the last four years but it continues to pay rent to the trade union federation.

Vavi charges not reinstated

2014-11-20 12:45

The Congress of SA Trade Unions has denied reinstating charges against its general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

Numsa seeking public sympathy - union

2014-11-17 17:15

Numsa is responsible for its own expulsion from Cosatu, the Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers' Union says.

Can Numsa appeal expulsion?

2014-11-17 15:50

A Fin24 user wants to know if Numsa has a right to appeal its expulsion form Cosatu.

Dlamini speaks out about Cosatu crisis

2014-11-14 21:13

There has been a "misinformation campaign" about what constitutes the real crisis in Cosatu, says leader Sidumo Dlamini.


On Numsa having to wait ten months to appeal its expulsion, Bell said according to section 14.2 of the constitution, Numsa have the right to appeal. Watch.

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Cosatu and Numsa: 5 parties we have to blame

2014-11-13 07:46

In politics there are always more than two sides to a story. The recent Cosatu-Numsa divorce proves this, writes Sibu Mgudlwa.

Behind the Numsa expulsion

2014-11-12 23:04

Labour columnist and author Terry Bell provides insight into the developments behind the Numsa expulsion in a series of video interviews.


In today's news headlines: Parliament absolves President Jacob Zuma of wrongdoing in the upgrades to his Nkandla home, Cosatu is set to lose millions over the Numsa split and tense emails between Anni Hindocha and Shrien Dewani are read in court. Watch.

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Cosatu to lose millions over Numsa split

2014-11-12 07:00

The Congress of SA Trade Unions will lose more than R1m a month in affiliation fees after its central executive committee decided to expel Numsa.

Numsa axing a political game-changer

2014-11-11 19:31

The expulsion of the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa from the ANC's governing coalition is set to re-draw the country's political landscape.

Cosatu is not dead, says Dlamini

2014-11-11 16:28

Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini has taken a swipe at former leaders Mbhazima Shilowa and Jay Naidoo who criticised the federation for giving Numsa the boot.

Numsa expulsion binding on all affiliates - Cosatu

2014-11-11 15:21

The decision to expel Numsa is binding on all the structures of the federation and its leaders, says Cosatu deputy general secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali.

Numsa exit a case of self-expulsion - SACP

2014-11-11 12:45

It is regrettable that Cosatu has been left with no option but to expel Numsa, the SA Communist Party's political bureau says.

Weak ally not good for ANC, says Mantashe

2014-11-11 08:16

Having a weaker ally in the tripartite alliance would will not bode well for the African National Congress, says secretary general Gwede Mantashe.

Numsa expulsion: What it means for the ANC

2014-11-11 08:00

If the ANC is serious about kickstarting the economy it needs a supportive labour movement, according to a political analyst.

Mantashe: Numsa expulsion overall bad

2014-11-10 17:14

Secretary general of the ANC Gwede Mantashe has reaffirmed the ANC's position that the expulsion of Numsa is bad for Cosatu, the ANC, the alliance and society in general.

Watershed moment for labour relations

2014-11-10 15:25

From an ANC prospective Numsa was a boil within Cosatu that needed to be lanced but its expulsion is a politically risky move, says Daniel Silke.

More unions quit Cosatu's exec body

2014-11-10 12:22

Seven Cosatu affiliates, which supported Numsa despite its expulsion, will suspend their participation in the trade union federation's decision-making body.


In today's news headlines: Numsa vows to conduct nationwide mass meetings over its expulsion from Cosatu, new information has emerged over the South African children expatriated from Brazil and Chippy Shaik will testify at the Arms Deal Inquiry. Watch.

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The biggest loser in the Cosatu chaos

2014-11-28 07:45

Terry Bell looks at the acrimonious divorce between former comrades who once shared the same vision in this week's Inside Labour column.

Call to scrap sector-wide wage deals

2014-11-26 21:05

The Congress of SA Trade Unions is proposing that all sector determinations be abolished, saying that it does not address inequality.

ANC to urge alliance to push for Cosatu unity

2014-11-24 16:43

The ANC's national executive committee has decided to seek input from its alliance partners to help resolve the turmoil in Cosatu.

ANC steps in to rescue Cosatu

2014-11-20 22:32

The ANC is set to help the embattled Cosatu deal with the internal struggles which have divided the trade union federation.

SACP wants meetings with ANC, Cosatu

2014-11-20 19:05

The SA Communist Party has asked for bilateral meetings with Cosatu and the ANC to discuss unity in the trade union federation.

Numsa in court bid for Cosatu special congress

2014-11-20 07:30

Numsa and its seven supporting unions have filed papers in the high court in Johannesburg in a bid to get Cosatu to hold a special national congress.

Unions boycott Cosatu special meeting

2014-11-19 18:51

The Congress of SA Trade Unions' central executive committee is taking place without some unions following the National Union of Metalworkers of SA's expulsion.

Jim: Numsa following Cosatu's resolutions

2014-11-17 16:57

Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim says the union's call for a workers' socialist political party stems from the Congress of SA Trade Unions' own resolutions.

Popcru hits out at 'disgusting' Numsa

2014-11-17 14:53

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union general secretary Nkosinathi Theledi says the union is confident the 350 000 Numsa members will remain in Cosatu.

Vavi: Cosatu 'in tatters'

2014-11-14 09:16

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has admitted that the trade union federation is in trouble, reports The Star.


Cosatu thought alienating Numsa would frighten the other eight unions into not going along with calling for a national congress, said labour columnist and author Terry Bell. Watch.

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Labour Wrap: Undermining the ANC's power

2014-11-13 07:13

From the post office strike to Numsa's expulsion, it has been a tumultuous and confusing week on the labour front, says Terry Bell in his latest Labour Wrap.

Dlamini mum on Vavi's letter on Numsa

2014-11-12 13:05

Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini has declined to comment on a letter in which general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says he is unable to defend the decision to expel Numsa.

Vavi pours out his heart in letter

2014-11-12 08:46

Zwelinzima Vavi says in a letter that the issues around Numsa's expulsion and Cosatu's unity was the reason why he was not present at a media briefing.

Samwu E Cape opposes Numsa's expulsion

2014-11-11 19:52

The SA Municipal Workers Union in the Eastern Cape has opposed Numsa's expulsion from Cosatu.

Trouble for labour representation?

2014-11-11 18:19

The reason for ANC’s involvement with these rivals in the Numsa split from Cosatu is not about the tripartite alliance but about the number of members that Cosatu will lose, says Amlica Phatlane.

Vavi a no show at Cosatu briefing

2014-11-11 15:44

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has skipped a briefing where Cosatu leaders addressed the media on it's central executive committee meeting.

Numsa exit crucial for 2019 election - economist

2014-11-11 14:46

A difficult few years could lie ahead for the SA labour market as unions increasingly compete for each other’s turf, warns an economist.


As tensions around Numsa's expulsion from Cosatu mount and corruption charges are laid against President Zuma , today's newspapers focused in on the issue. Watch.

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Numsa expulsion: What it means for the ANC

2014-11-11 08:16

If the ANC is serious about kick-starting the economy it needs a supportive labour movement, according to a political analyst.

Weak ally not good for ANC, says Mantashe

2014-11-10 20:57

Having a weaker ally in the tripartite alliance would will not bode well for the African National Congress, says secretary general Gwede Mantashe.

Mantashe: ANC cannot impose solutions on Cosatu

2014-11-10 16:40

The ANC did not fail or succeed in its intervention in problems within Cosatu, says general secretary Gwede Mantashe.


National Union of Metalworkers secretary general Irvin Jim has described Numsa’s expulsion from Cosatu as a well-orchestrated programme. We look at today's newspapers that focused on the expulsion. Watch.

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Numsa expulsion: Nactu makes an offer

2014-11-10 07:00

The National Council of Trade Unions has a mandate from its affiliates to form a new independent federation of trade unions, writes Terry Bell.

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