Cosatu set to brief the media

2013-09-19 07:40
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Johannesburg - Cosatu is expected to brief the media on Thursday after its three-day central executive committee (CEC) meeting.

It would be the first time the trade union federation has met since its general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi was suspended last month.

On Monday, Congress of SA Trade Unions spokesperson Patrick Craven said it was a normal CEC and the meeting would discuss a range of issues, including all outstanding issues from previous meetings.

When asked if the meeting would discuss Vavi's suspension, Craven said he could not "go into too many details" about the meeting.

The meeting ended on Wednesday.

Expulsion

It was reported on Monday that the CEC would discuss whether Vavi should be expelled from the trade union federation.

On Friday, Vavi said he was joining the National Union of Metalworkers of SA's (Numsa) court bid to have the last CEC meeting, which decided on his suspension, declared "unconstitutional".

Last month, Cosatu announced that Vavi had been put on special leave pending the outcome of a disciplinary hearing relating to an affair he had with a junior employee.

In July, the employee accused him of rape. He said he had a consensual affair with her. The woman subsequently withdrew a sexual harassment complaint against him.

Last Tuesday, Numsa's application was postponed after the South Gauteng High Court allowed an application by seven opposing unions to intervene.

According to reports on Wednesday, Vavi's opponents want him to be formally charged for speaking in public twice while he was suspended after he addressed two Numsa meetings. Vavi insisted that he was speaking in his capacity as an ordinary personal and worker.

 

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