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South African Trade Unions Accused Of Betraying Members

AFRICANGLOBE - Several affiliates of South Africa's largest trade union Cosatu have accused the leaders of the body of undermining it and turning it "into a toothless giant in order to please its political masters".

South Africa: Explosive Strikes, a Ticking Time Bomb

AFRICANGLOBE - Africa's largest trade union movement, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has warned that strikes in South Africa remain a ticking time bomb needing to be addressed urgently. Strikes were commonplace in South Africa in 2012 with the most explosive being in key sectors like mining, agriculture, and the transport industry.

Unions Collude in Repression as South Africa’s Strike Wave Fizzles

The South African Police Service is waging a brutal campaign of intimidation facilitated by the suffocation of strikes in the mining sector by the...

Unions Failing to Properly Represent South African Workers

The National Union of Mineworkers has a rich history, from ending the job reservation system to producing South African leaders. But it's been dealt...

Zuma Hits Back As Mining Unrest Spreads

A rousing welcome at a national trades union conference and a belated wage deal at the Marikana platinum mines are the first signs that...

South Africa in Textbook War

South Africa's Basic Education minister, Angie Motshekga has come under fire from the country's main trade union movement following reports that schools do not...

South Africa: The ANC’s Faction Matrix

AFRICANGLOBE - In order to retain or contest leadership in the ANC, prospective leaders require strong backers and strategic lobbying in party structures. But the journey to Mangaung has sparked an assortment of indistinguishable factions who are campaigning more on the basis of vested interest than support for their candidates. This spells trouble for Jacob Zuma, Kgalema Motlanthe and Tokyo Sexwale.

Tensions Rise as South Africa Battles High Unemployment

The hostility displayed by members of COSATU South Africa's largest trade union against a Democratic Alliance march in the Johannesburg city centre on Tuesday...

South Africa's Largest Trade Union Cosatu Supports ANCYL Campaign

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says the trade union federation backs the ANC Youth League’s demands and will encourage people to join its marches on strategic centres of economic power later this month.
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