ARTICLES RELATING TO ZWELINZIMA VAVI

Cosatu split imminent - report

2014-10-19 19:30

ANC heavyweights are expected to tell Cosatu that they have failed to resolve their dispute with the federation’s biggest union – paving the way for a split.

Vavi is a ‘cult personality’ – Sadtu

2014-10-05 10:18

The SA Democratic Teachers’ Union Sadtu is concerned about the emergence of Cosatu’s secretary-general Zwelinzima Vavi as a “cult personality”.

Vavi tells actors not to audition for Generations

2014-09-15 15:07

Actors thinking of replacing the 16 who were fired from local soapie Generations should not consider it, Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has said.

Vavi slams unions for failing workers

2014-08-29 21:04
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Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has lashed out at the country's trade unions for not meeting workers' needs and placing too much focus on politics.

Eskom to get new CEO soon

2014-07-29 13:09

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says a new Eskom CEO will be appointed in the next few weeks to replace Brian Dames, who stepped down in March.

Vavi joins anti-Israel protest

2014-07-11 16:53
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Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has joined hundreds of protesters in criticising the Israeli occupation of Gaza and attacks on Palestine.

Adhere to Cosatu principles, says official.

2014-07-02 18:37

All Cosatu affiliates are bound by its constitution and should adhere to the federation's rules and principles, says its second deputy president Zingiswa Losi.

Workers not free - Vavi

2014-07-01 21:02
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Zwelinzima Vavi says the strike is a political fight for a living wage.

Vavi thanks Numsa for their support

2014-07-01 16:37

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has thanked trade union Numsa for supporting him during his suspension from the labour federation.

Cosatu must unite, urges Ramaposa

2014-06-06 22:19

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for unity within Cosatu and for members not to silence criticism, but to hold constructive talks.

Cosatu putting internal battles on hold

2014-05-29 21:36

Internal battles within Cosatu have been put on hold, general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says.

Ntola defends R10 000 monthly allowance

2014-05-22 07:00

Expelled SA Democratic Teachers' Union president Thobile Ntola says a director of one of the union's service providers helped him with money at pressing times.

Ntola abused his position, says Sadtu

2014-05-21 18:30

Expelled Sadtu president Thobile Ntola was allegedly getting a R10 000 monthly allowance, that could amount to R300 000, from a service provider, the union claims.

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.

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils didn't spoil his vote - report

2014-05-08 13:05

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils stood in a queue for over thirty minutes to cast his vote on Wednesday, according to a City Press report.

ANC not taking sides in Cosatu battle - Zuma

2014-05-02 12:22

The African National Congress has no intention of taking sides in Cosatu's internal battle, President Jacob Zuma says.

ANC warns Numsa leaders to toe the line

2014-04-30 19:06

Numsa leaders have not been included as speakers for May Day rallies because the federation only wants those who will campaign for the ANC to deliver speeches, a report says.

Numsa prepares for life after Cosatu

2014-04-20 07:44

Numsa has not only reiterated its call for President Jacob Zuma to resign but it is also preparing for life outside of Cosatu, a report states.

Inside Labour: Hard times ahead for ANC

2014-04-18 07:29

The road beyond the electoral speed hump could be rocky indeed, says Terry Bell.

Malema: EFF plans union for working class

2014-04-13 13:17

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema says his party is going to form its own union to fight for the interests of the working class.

Vavi: Story not so good economically

2014-04-10 12:11

The ANC government has a good story to tell on social transformation, but not on hard-core economic transformation, says Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

Vavi's future remains unclear

2014-04-08 19:27

Cosatu would not confirm if reinstated general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi would stay on under a deal brokered by ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa.

Expel those destroying Cosatu - Nehawu

2014-04-07 19:57

The Congress of SA Trade Unions must expel those who are tearing it apart so that it can begin the process of rebuilding itself, says union Nehawu.

Cosatu CEC expected to focus on Vavi

2014-04-07 13:36

Cosatu's special central executive committee meeting will go ahead despite Numsa asking the trade union federation to postpone it.

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Vavi's rape accuser wants R4m in damages

2014-10-10 08:05
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A woman who accused Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi of raping her is seeking R4.1m in damages from him, the union federation, and its biggest affiliate, according to a report.

Corruption, crime massive problems, says Vavi

2014-10-04 16:09
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Crime and corruption in South Africa are massive problems that need a leader like former activist Moses Kotane, Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has said.

Vavi: Regulate basic commodities

2014-09-04 11:43

Prices of basic commodities should be regulated to benefit poor consumers, says Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

Vavi: Metal bosses greedy

2014-08-03 09:58
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Employers in the engineering and metals sector who refuse to sign a wage deal are greedy, says Congress of SA Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

Don't mix business and politics, says Vavi

2014-07-12 07:35
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Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has reiterated that politicians should not get involved in business, after reports of dying animals on a farm owned by NCOP chair Thandi Modise.

Vavi: Numsa is an example to follow

2014-07-11 15:52

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says Numsa's labour strike should serve as an example to other unions.

Numsa strike heats up

2014-07-02 18:00

A Numsa official told those worried the strike would hurt the economy to "go to hell", while reports of vandalism reported on social network

Numsa dimisses claims of violence

2014-07-01 17:38

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA has dismissed claims that some of its striking members have been involved in intimidation and violence.

Vavi: Macro-economic policies must change

2014-06-18 09:06

SA's economic structure needs to refocus from mining and finance to industrialisation if 5% growth is to be achieved, says Cosatu leader Zwelinzima Vavi.

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

Vavi's rights violated - Dludlu

2014-05-28 20:13

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi's right to be heard has been being violated, his spokesperson says.

I was maliciously targeted - Sadtu president

2014-05-21 22:13

Expelled SA Democratic Teachers' Union president Thobile Ntola has vowed to appeal against his expulsion.

Sadtu expels president

2014-05-19 20:03

The SA Democratic Teachers Union has expelled its president, Thobile Ntola.

Unions call for Cosatu special congress

2014-05-14 17:00

Cosatu has received a notice from eight of its affiliated unions demanding a special national congress.

Kasrils didn't spoil his vote - report

2014-05-08 09:18

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils stood in a queue for over thirty minutes to cast his vote on Wednesday, according to a City Press report.

Call me what you want: Vavi

2014-05-01 05:30
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Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has hit back at critics unhappy with his support for the ANC by saying he speaks as a representative of his organisation.

Vavi refuses to lie for the ANC: Report

2014-04-27 10:52
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Cosatu's general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi will abide by his federation's decision to campaign for the ruling party ahead of the general elections, but has said his support will not be unconditional, says a report.

Fragmented future for SA?

2014-04-18 08:16

The road beyond the electoral speed hump could be rocky indeed, says Terry Bell.

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.

Opposition leaders take swipe at ANC, Nkandla

2014-04-10 19:27

Opposition party leaders have taken a dig at the ANC and President Jacob Zuma over the security upgrades to his private Nkandla home.

Vavi: Story not so good economically

2014-04-10 12:06

The ANC government has a good story to tell on social transformation, but not on hard-core economic transformation, says Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

Numsa pickets ahead of Cosatu CEC

2014-04-08 11:29

Members of Numsa have held a picket outside Cosatu House in Johannesburg ahead of the trade union federation's central executive committee meeting.

Jim: Anti-Vavi Popcru behind disrupted meeting

2014-04-07 14:00

It was no surprise that members of union Popcru attempted to sabotage a shop stewards' meeting in Durban, says Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim.

Vavi vows to unify Cosatu after his return

2014-04-07 11:25

Forget the "political shenanigans" of the past and "forgive them, because they don't know what they do", Zwelinzima Vavi tells supporters.

Cosatu affiliates to welcome Vavi back

2014-04-07 07:00

Nine Cosatu affiliate unions will gather at Cosatu House in Johannesburg to welcome newly reinstated secretary general Zwelinzima Vavi back to work.

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