Unions backing Numsa, Vavi insist they are still united

2015-07-23 20:36

The group calling themselves the "nine plus unions", sympathetic to Numsa and former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, maintain that they are still united as a group.

Numsa corruption strike in spotlight

2015-07-20 05:00

Numsa says Government, labour, business and community representatives within Nedlac will consider its application for a socio-economic strike.

Numsa leaders take aim at Blade Nzimande, Sdumo Dlamini

2015-07-18 20:17

Leaders of expelled metal workers’ union Numsa aimed their guns at Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini and SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande as the union launched its shop steward elections in Johannesburg.

Jim attacks Sdumo for Cosatu's collapse

2015-07-18 14:57

Cosatu President Sdumo Dlamini will be remembered for destroying the Cosatu federation, National Union of Metalworkers of SA Secretary General Irvin Jim says.

Inside Labour: A tale of confusion, contradiction and irony

2015-07-17 07:45

Behind a very flimsy screen of unity promoted by Cosatu president S’dumo Dlamini, the divisions in the country’s largest labour federation have become even greater, says Terry Bell.

Axing of Prasa head shows lack of accountability - Numsa

2015-07-16 22:15

The axing of Prasa head Lucky Montana shows that there is a lack of accountability in state-owned entities, Numsa says.

Nxesi urges Cosatu leaders to stay away from business unionism

2015-07-14 21:15

The ANC, SACP and Cosatu should be the first to root out corruption within the alliance, SA Communist Party deputy national chairperson Thulas Nxesi says.

Cosatu: Don’t be a slave to another union

2015-07-14 13:02

Cosatu president S’dumo Dlamini has called on “those unions who call themselves Numsa allies, to set themselves free” from the”embrace” of Numsa.

As it happened: Cosatu not going to split - Popcru

2015-07-14 10:45

According to Popcru, Cosatu is not going to split and the central executive committee should be applauded for guarding the federation's principles.

Cosatu special national congress calls it a night

2015-07-13 23:26

Cosatu's special national congress has adjourned after adopting only the credentials and the agenda.


Numsa ready to build new trade union federation

2015-07-23 17:55

The time has come to start building 'a new, independent, democratic, worker-controlled, militant, anti-imperialist trade union federation', says Numsa.

Numsa wants to rule

2015-07-19 16:41

Expelled metalworkers’ union Numsa is preparing to forge ahead with the launch of a new federation to rival Cosatu, even as its nine supporting affiliates dither.

Vavi calls for 'new' Cosatu workers summit

2015-07-18 17:01

The Cosatu that was founded in 1985 is falling apart and splinter unions are growing as a result, former General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says.

Jim, Vavi to address Numsa shop stewards

2015-07-17 13:54

Thousands of Numsa shop stewards will converge in Johannesburg to be addressed by general secretary Irvin Jim and former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

Cosatu unions divided over success of SNC

2015-07-17 05:52

While the intention of Cosatu's special national congress was to create unity and cohesion, the federation's affiliates are now divided on whether it was a success or a waste of time.

Labour Wrap: Cosatu is a federation, not a family

2015-07-16 07:11

In a family, private matters are often not publicly aired, but Cosatu is not a family - it is a trade union federation, says Terry Bell in his latest labour wrap.

Cosatu president shuts down Numsa, Vavi debate

2015-07-14 17:41

Attempts by some unions to discuss the expulsion of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA and Zweninzima Vavi have been shut down by Cosatu President Sdumo Dlamini.

Numsa thought it was bigger than Cosatu – Dlamini

2015-07-14 12:44

Cosatu president S’dumo Dlamini took a swipe at expelled union Numsa as his opening address drew to an end, saying their egos got the better of them.

Is Cosatu’s special national congress a farce?

2015-07-14 08:13

It is clear Cosatu is deeply divided and that the issues over Numsa and Zwelinzima Vavi will likely only be tackled at the scheduled congress in November, says Terry Bell.

Cosatu congress could collapse - Dlamini

2015-07-13 20:33

Cosatu's special national congress is in danger of collapsing after the entire day was spent debating credentials, which has delayed proceedings.

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