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Labour relations in unprecedented flux – Solidarity’s GdP predicts 5 year outcomes

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Solidarity’s Gideon du Plessis analyses the rapidly shifting political dynamics in the trade union movement, predicting that if current trends continue, central collective bargaining in several sectors could shift to the workplace, much to the delight of individual employers.

Thrown into this potboiler is the growing gulf between Cosatu and the ANC, Cosatu’s own debilitating internal wrangles, the union’s unequivocal stance on Zuma’s machinations, plus the hostilities between the mining arch-enemies NUM and Amcu. This last battle will do workers no good and office bearers might soon be feeling the weight of member disillusionment.

How unions respond to their own capacity challenges when it comes to disparate workplace negotiations will also prove critical to serving their memberships, perhaps prompting further political shifts.

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