Numsa expelled from Cosatu

2014-11-08 07:44
Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim. (File, Sapa)

Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim. (File, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has been expelled from Cosatu.

The metalworkers union was expelled during a special central executive committee (CEC) which ran late into the evening on Friday.

CEC members voted on whether Numsa should stay with 33 votes for expulsion and 24 against it.

Earlier, Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim gave a presentation defending the union against possible expulsion from the Congress of SA Trade Unions.

Numsa went to court on Thursday to try and prevent its expulsion. The case was postponed and the CEC meeting went ahead.

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