Nzimande: Jim wanted Vavi as deputy president

2014-12-14 09:13

SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande says Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim wanted Cosatu's Zwelinzima Vavi as ANC deputy president.

Dlamini: Unions trying to liquidate Cosatu

2014-12-08 14:02

Those forming unions in opposition to Cosatu are trying to "liquidate" the trade union federation, says its president Sidumo Dlamini.

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.

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.

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.

Cosatu disrespects its constitution - Numsa

2014-11-09 17:01

There is no respect for the Congress of SA Trade Union's constitution, says the National Union of Metalworkers of SA.

Numsa expulsion a well-orchestrated programme - Jim

2014-11-09 14:31

The expulsion of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA from Cosatu is a well-orchestrated programme, secretary general Irvin Jim says.

No fair hearing for Numsa, says Jim

2014-11-06 18:31

Numsa is adamant it will not be given a fair hearing at Cosatu's special meeting, where the union's future in the federation will be discussed.

Cosatu faces financial squeeze over legal battles

2014-10-02 17:49

Cosatu is battling financially because a large portion of the money is used defending itself in court, says president Sidumo Dlamini.

Cosatu warns of break-up

2014-08-13 13:58

The Congress of SA Trade Unions says that requests for a special congress may lead to a split within the trade union federation.

Numsa exploring new labour federation

2014-05-15 15:46

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA is exploring the formation of a new labour federation, deputy general secretary Karl Cloete says.

Vavi back at work - Cosatu

2014-04-16 15:58

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is back to doing the trade union federation's work and campaigning for the ANC, its president Sidumo Dlamini says.

Cosatu pleads for 'ceasefire'

2014-04-11 16:21

Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini has pleaded for a "ceasefire" between union affiliates to give the ANC's plan to help the troubled trade union federation a chance to work.

Judgment due in Vavi case

2014-04-03 19:54

Judgment on the bid by Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi to have his suspension set aside is expected to be delivered by the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg.

'Constitution out the window' - Vavi lawyer

2014-03-27 18:13

The contract between Cosatu and suspended general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi was breached, the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has heard.

Numsa wants to destroy ANC - Cosatu

2014-03-04 16:39

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA wants the ANC to lose the election, and this cannot be done in the name of Cosatu, says the union federation.

Numsa gets a deadline from Cosatu

2014-02-27 18:52

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA has seven days to explain why it should not be suspended or expelled from the Congress of SA Trade Unions.

Vavi report is final - Cosatu

2014-02-27 14:21

Cosatu says the forensic report on its suspended general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is the final one on the matter.

Unions deplore Cosatu leaders

2014-02-18 12:30

Nine unions that called for Cosatu to hold a special congress claim that the trade union federation's leadership is prepared to turn it into a toothless giant.

Dlamini: Numsa is begging to be expelled

2014-02-04 15:22

Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini says the labour federation will not give in to the National Union of Metalworkers' calls for expulsion.

Time for Vavi to clear his name - unions

2014-01-29 20:30

Suspended Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi must appear before the trade union federation's disciplinary committee to clear his name, says Sasawu.

Dlamini: 5 months to draw up charges normal

2014-01-15 14:36

It is not unusual to take five months to draw up charges, as has happened in the case of suspended general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini says.

Don’t run away from the ANC - Dlamini

2014-01-11 12:44

Cosatu President Sidumo Dlamini has warned that it is cold outside the ANC and people should not run away from the party if they are unhappy.

Numsa's call for accountability premature - Cosatu

2013-12-19 22:22

The call for accountability by Numsa over the upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead is premature, Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini says.

Numsa breaks Cosatu custom

2013-12-17 17:54

Cosatu has sent greetings to Numsa’s special congress, despite not being invited to address delegates at the event as has been the custom and practice for years.


Numsa challenges expulsion in court

2014-12-11 16:04

Numsa is challenging its expulsion from Cosatu in court says general secretary Irvin Jim because they're determined to "reclaim the federation".

Cosatu turns 29 amid internal strife

2014-12-01 06:44

Cosatu will not be celebrating its 29 years of existence with the same unity of 1985, as a split in support for the two top leaders is tearing the organisation apart.

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.

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.

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.

Fight not over for Numsa

2014-11-09 16:02

The expulsion of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA from Cosatu is a well-orchestrated programme, says secretary general Irvin Jim.

Numsa supporters stay put at Cosatu House

2014-11-07 16:32

Numsa supporters have vowed to stay put outside Cosatu House in Johannesburg to wait for the news about whether it would be expelled from the federation.

Numsa must explain or go - Nehawu

2014-11-03 15:58

If Numsa does not explain why it should stay in Cosatu it will be expelled, the Nehawu says.

No need for pension fears - govt

2014-08-21 18:42

The government has given assurances that proposed pension reforms will not see the state nationalise pension funds or prevent withdrawals when workers change jobs.

Dlamini: Cosatu must still read Numsa letter

2014-06-06 17:45

Numsa has sent a letter to Cosatu responding to the outcome of its central executive committee meeting, but it has yet to be read, says president Sidumo Dlamini

Cosatu must shame its enemies

2014-05-01 15:49

May Day belonged to workers and Cosatu needed to take the opportunity to shame its enemies, the union federation's president Sidumo Dlamini says.

Dlamini: Time to stop war within Cosatu

2014-04-11 17:13

Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini says warring union affiliates must allow the ANC to help rescue the troubled trade union federation.

ANC needs strong Cosatu - Ramaphosa

2014-04-11 14:17

The ANC needs a strong Cosatu, not a weak, divided one, African National Congress deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa says.

Cosatu hits rock bottom

2014-04-01 19:29

This is the most painful period that the Congress of SA Trade Unions is going through, says trade union federation president Sidumo Dlamini.

Vavi's suspension unprocedural - lawyer

2014-03-27 13:02

Cosatu did not follow proper procedures under its own constitution when it suspended general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, the High Court hears.

Shilowa speaks out on Cosatu, Numsa battle

2014-03-04 05:30

There is no law by Cosatu compelling affiliates to support the tripartite alliance, says Mbhazima Shilowa in an exclusive interview with Fin24.

Vavi case still ongoing - Cosatu

2014-02-27 18:29

Cosatu says disciplinary proceedings against suspended general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi are still ongoing.

Numsa, Cosatu in ultimatum standoff

2014-02-25 05:30

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA has responded to an ultimatum about why it should not be expelled from Cosatu with an ultimatum of its own.

Cosatu hits out at pro-Vavi unions

2014-02-11 20:10

Five of the nine unions which boycotted a Cosatu meeting were not affiliates in good standing, says the trade union federation's president Sidumo Dlamini.

Numsa 'won't contest poll as a political party'

2014-01-31 15:15

Numsa says it will not form a party to contest the 2014 elections, adding that failing to reclaim Cosatu could give rise to a new labour federation.

Cosatu: Vavi not written off

2014-01-15 16:09

The Cosatu has not written off suspended general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, the trade union federation says.

Vavi receives charge sheet from Cosatu

2014-01-14 16:46

Suspended Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has received a charge sheet from the trade union federation, five months after being put on special leave.

Numsa asks Cosatu to ditch ANC

2013-12-20 14:33

National Union of Metalworkers of SA general secretary Irvin Jim says the time has come for the Congress of SA Trade Unions to break away from the ANC-led alliance.

Cosatu warns Numsa against spilling blood

2013-12-19 19:43

The Congress of SA Trade Unions has warned the National Union of Metalworkers of SA not to cause disruptions that could see workers fighting and killing each another.

Ramaphosa has rescue plan for Cosatu

2013-12-01 11:45

ANC leaders are appealing to Cosatu to soften its “punitive” stance towards its general secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, to stave off a split in the labour federation and the tripartite alliance.

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