'Where is ANC taking Cosatu?'

2012-02-15 13:24

Johannesburg - The debate on whether the ANC is leading Cosatu in the right direction needs to continue, the trade union federation's Gauteng chairperson Phutas Tseki said on Wednesday.

"Are we part of the ANC or walking next to the ANC?" Tseki asked in Johannesburg.

"Are we not seen to be part of the ANC in the form of campaigns led by the ANC and leadership of the ANC?"

Tseki was addressing delegates at the Congress of the SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) Gauteng provincial executive committee meeting.

He said the ANC was the leader of the alliance, a decision supported by Cosatu.

However, there was nothing wrong with debating whether the ANC was taking Cosatu forward

"Are we being pushed away?" asked Tseki.

  • diebaba.mmotla - 2012-02-15 13:32

    Time to wakeup my man

      Ben - 2012-02-15 13:50

      They dont even know where the road starts. If they did they whould not have backed the A.N.C.

      George - 2012-02-15 14:15

      They are on the road to knowwhere with huge pot holes that cannot be seen because the lights not working

      Willie - 2012-02-15 14:20

      "...Are we being pushed away?"..." it is time for Cosatu to make history to breakaway from this alliance.Our democracy will start to flourish

      Joubs1957 - 2012-02-15 14:26

      What ROAD - are there any roads left in this country???

      Joubs1957 - 2012-02-15 14:27

      Becuase of no service by the ANC The riff raff are busy digging up a road in Mpumalanga or somehere.....

      bernpm - 2012-02-15 17:41

      "Where is ANC taking Cosatu?'" Dear Cosatu, "if you do not know where you are going, any road will get you there"

  • Annelise - 2012-02-15 13:32

    No Cosatu, you are walking behind the ANC. But stop complaining and brake away from them and see how strong you really are. You keep moaning and threatening to do it, please do us a favor and go ahead. Only then will democracy work in SA.

      chris.debeer1 - 2012-02-15 16:33

      ANC is using COSATU and the workers of this country to fill their corrupt pockets and as long as they hold the trade unions they can do what they want. How can you pay CEO of ESKOM over R 1 000 000 PER month and cleaner at ESKOM only GETS less than R 3000 pm??? This country needs strong Unions to stop income in-parity this is what would ruin our country. Top and Bottom Salaries Must be closer. Top CEO 200 x more per month than lowest paid same company is WRONG. COSATU only way you can honestly protect workers against such abuse is to be in opposition to the abuser. A wife can not stand by a man that abuses their kids. That is what you are doing!!!

      George - 2012-02-15 16:55

      'Where is ANC taking Cosatu? UP THE RIVER WITHOUT A PADDLE

  • Newsmonger - 2012-02-15 13:36

    I presonally would like to see the unions practises outlawed ie: toy toying and breaking of public goods. They are there to govern fair play which I feel is needed but for the rest of us who work the 8-5 if we strike do not see myself getting a raise but more than likely warning letters and then dissmissal let alone me setting my bin or bosses car on fire. If anything I do not think that the unions are outsting enough of the ANC fatcats that are their primarly to line their pockets.Go burn their stuff as they are the true criminals with their hand in your piggy bank.

      Honest Raymond Makoi - 2012-02-15 14:59

      Listen here. The only reason u have ever had a raise is because cosatu did the dirty work to get salaries raised! The unions problem is they do not know when to stop arguing n they think american salaries should be delivered here without the higher cost of living! Ur opinion is not ur own as its based on what u read of newspapers everyday! Grow a pair n make ur own! But agreed cosatu are a just a pawn in the anc's game!

      Newsmonger - 2012-02-15 15:23

      Honest, listen here you moron! You obviously condone the way these strikers behave and no doubt believe they are still entitled to a raise? in my opinion their raises should go to the fixing of public goods they broke, first and foremost. Suprised you are not burning up some public property or sh^ting on your desk like an animal,if you are fortunate enough to have one, because with a mentality like that you should work in a zoo. Grow a brain then talk about growing a pair mafoodie!

      Honest Raymond Makoi - 2012-02-15 16:37

      Ya the usual animals way of resorting to insults and u call urself a human being.. Did u even read what i said! But the fact is u still benefit n thats hypocrisy of the greatest magnitude! Judging n yet reaping the benefits! I do not condone their violent conduct but then again u did not read my post properly!

      Honest Raymond Makoi - 2012-02-15 16:37

      Ya the usual animals way of resorting to insults and u call urself a human being.. Did u even read what i said! But the fact is u still benefit n thats hypocrisy of the greatest magnitude! Judging n yet reaping the benefits! I do not condone their violent conduct but then again u did not read my post properly!

  • Glyn - 2012-02-15 13:42

    You are being pushed away! Ha! Ha!

  • david.lebethe - 2012-02-15 13:49

    I find ikt strange that Tseki is asking the question when Cosatu has been playing subservient role to the Anc all these times? In fact, the federations had on many occasions dissuaded workers and the public to vote for Anc even when it had clearly failed the electorate. I mean, there is nothing to show for for the past 14 years that Anc has been in power - houses that most of Cosatu members qualify for are worse than match box houses that the racist white government used to built for our people. The very leaders that Cosatu propped up for puplic to vote have their hands deep in the cookie-jar. So, it's really incomprehensible why is the question only raised now when Tseki should be agitating for mass resignation from Cosatu.

  • Franz - 2012-02-15 13:51

    I thought COSATU leads the ANC because of the thousands of people loosing their jobs because we cannot compete.

  • Brett - 2012-02-15 13:54

    I dont know which is worse for the country...Cosatu or the ANC.

  • Ben - 2012-02-15 14:00

    A union is supposed to fight for the right of the workers. They presently support the very people who, through corruption, keep the working class unemployed. Interesting question.

      Johan - 2012-02-15 14:28


  • STYLEbudd - 2012-02-15 14:08

    Definately seem to be a part of the same circus act

  • Larry - 2012-02-15 14:11

    Better still, where is the ANC taking South Africa. Back to the Dark ages is my bet.

      Peter - 2012-02-15 14:15

      pun intended?

  • Marion - 2012-02-15 14:43

    You take the high road and I'll take the low road. No, let's just both take the shortcut.

  • CALAMITYSA - 2012-02-15 14:59

    The ANC is a political party. Cosatu is a trade union - the members supporting the Communist party - and through the alliance the ANC. The members of Cosatu must now decide if the way the ANC governs is acceptable - and take the necessary steps if NOT acceptable. The permanent protests must be an eye-opener to Cosatu. And then the Youth League also want to ruin the alliance. So the road to nowhere is the answer.!

  • buks.pico1 - 2012-02-15 18:11

    Its long overdue,As a member of Cosatu i did not vote for the federation to be on alliance with the ANC. Let all the members decide whether they still see the alliance working for them. Certain individuals are gaining in this alliance. Why are people facing corruption cases still in parliament

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