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The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has threatened to countersue its old federation, Cosatu, into liquidation.

This follows Cosatu’s demand that both Numsa and another former affiliate, the Food and Allied Workers’ Union (Fawu), pay it millions in allegedly unpaid affiliation fees from when they still belonged to the organisation.

Cosatu’s lawyers sent letters of demand for R3.2 million and R5.2 million to Numsa and Fawu, respectively, on September 26.

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