Mpumelelo Mkhabela | Irresponsible strike reveals the need for imaginative union leaders

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Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini (left) and SACP chairperson Senzeni Zokwana (right) led thousands of Cosatu members in Durban as part of the nationwide strike against state capture.
Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini (left) and SACP chairperson Senzeni Zokwana (right) led thousands of Cosatu members in Durban as part of the nationwide strike against state capture.
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Unions must stop pretending workers want the same things, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

South African trade unions are bleeding membership due to economic contraction. Instead of assisting the economy to recover, union leaders have decided that accelerating the contraction through labour strikes is a great idea.

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