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The Times & The Sunday Times
Public Protector drops ‘up in the air’ probecalled this investigation "Up in the Air" and it began on November 26‚ 2012 whe
Public Protector drops ‘up in the air’ probe
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 20 hours ago
called this investigation "Up in the Air" and it began on November 26‚ 2012 when the then General Secretary of COSATU Zwelinzima Vavi asked the Public Protector to investigate allegations in the media that the South African Air Force was... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Broadcaster SABC Condemned for 'Censorship'elections scheduled for August, they accuse ANC of trying to control any furthe
Broadcaster SABC Condemned for 'Censorship'
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
elections scheduled for August, they accuse ANC of trying to control any further damage to their image ahead of the polls. Zwelinzima Vavi, former general-secretary of the Congress for South African Trade Unions (COSATU), said the move was an... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
More criticism for SABC's 'apartheid like censorship'accuse ANC of trying to control any further damage to their image ahead of the
More criticism for SABC's 'apartheid like censorship'
News 24 South Africa / Posted yesterday
accuse ANC of trying to control any further damage to their image ahead of the polls. 'Censorship through the backdoor' Zwelinzima Vavi, former general-secretary of the Congress for South African Trade Unions (COSATU), said the move was an... Read more
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Aljazeera
S Africa broadcaster SABC condemned for 'censorship'elections scheduled for August, they accuse ANC of trying to control any furthe
S Africa broadcaster SABC condemned for 'censorship'
Aljazeera / Posted yesterday
elections scheduled for August, they accuse ANC of trying to control any further damage to their image ahead of the polls. Zwelinzima Vavi, former general-secretary of the Congress for South African Trade Unions (COSATU), said the move was an... Read more
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iol.co.za
No Solidarity in new workers’ federationto remain neutral, but we are willing to co-operate in campaigns when we have a
No Solidarity in new workers’ federation
iol.co.za / Posted 4 days ago
to remain neutral, but we are willing to co-operate in campaigns when we have a common interest,” explained Du Plessis. Zwelinzima Vavi, who is the national convener of the steering committee of the new federation, said while he was disappointed... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Are There 13, 14 or 15 Million Hungry People in South Africa?that "15 million people in South Africa are already unable to feed themselves o
Are There 13, 14 or 15 Million Hungry People in South Africa?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
that "15 million people in South Africa are already unable to feed themselves on a daily basis". Former trade union leader, Zwelinzima Vavi, claimed that the number stands at 13 million. 'A dynamic and complex phenomenon' A vendor sells vegetables... Read more
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iol.co.za
Legal giant Moseneke bids farewellAlso in court were his family members, veteran human rights lawyer George Bizos
Legal giant Moseneke bids farewell
iol.co.za / Posted 10 days ago
Also in court were his family members, veteran human rights lawyer George Bizos, former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, law students and journalists. Paying tribute to Moseneke, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng said: “We can’t... Read more
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iol.co.za
Founding principles for the new union federation340 000 members of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and the eve
Founding principles for the new union federation
iol.co.za / Posted 10 days ago
340 000 members of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and the eventual dismissal of Cosatu general secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi. Any new formation entering this vacuum must learn lessons from this history and be prepared to break new... Read more
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iol.co.za
New federation will focus on job creation - VaviThe figures speak for themselves, we are witnessing nothing less than a jobs bl
New federation will focus on job creation - Vavi
iol.co.za / Posted 10 days ago
The figures speak for themselves, we are witnessing nothing less than a jobs bloodbath,” axed Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said in Joburg yesterday. Vavi is heading the steering committee. The campaigns would also call for a... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Workers' summit not endorsing any political partyGenevieve Quintal, News24 Zwelinzima Vavi. (Picture: Elizabeth Sejake) Johann
Workers' summit not endorsing any political party
News 24 South Africa / Posted 10 days ago
Genevieve Quintal, News24 Zwelinzima Vavi. (Picture: Elizabeth Sejake) Johannesburg - The workers' summit, which is establishing a new trade union federation, is not endorsing a political party in this year’s local government elections, convener... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
My preference is not to lead Vavi on new union federationZwelinzima Vavi (Netwerk24) Johannesburg - With plans for a new trade union fe
My preference is not to lead Vavi on new union federation
News 24 South Africa / Posted 10 days ago
Zwelinzima Vavi (Netwerk24) Johannesburg - With plans for a new trade union federation afoot, Zwelinzima Vavi says he does not see himself leading the new organisation. "My preference is that I should not be a general secretary of the workers... Read more
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iol.co.za
New federation to reach out to unrepresented workersthe campaign would ongoing and involve mass organisation at workplace and commu
New federation to reach out to unrepresented workers
iol.co.za / Posted 10 days ago
the campaign would ongoing and involve mass organisation at workplace and community levels. Axed Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, who is the convener of the steering committee for the new federation said: “At present just under eight... Read more
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iol.co.za
How will Vavi’s union differ from Cosatu?and outside is how the federation will be different to Cosatu. It is the brain
How will Vavi’s union differ from Cosatu?
iol.co.za / Posted 11 days ago
and outside is how the federation will be different to Cosatu. It is the brainchild of axed Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi; Numsa, the country’s biggest union that found itself out in the cold after its expulsion from Cosatu; and a... Read more
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Eye Witness News
SAFSC members march against high price of breadto decrease the price of bread and make it affordable for all. The say they wi
SAFSC members march against high price of bread
Eye Witness News / Posted 16 days ago
to decrease the price of bread and make it affordable for all. The say they will then move onto Pick n Pay in area. Former Congress South African Trade Unions general-secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is among the marchers. (Edited by Refilwe... Read more
17d
Mail & Guardian
GovernmentAt the time, Stats SA’s figures suggested that six in 10 young people under the
Government
Mail & Guardian / Posted 17 days ago
At the time, Stats SA’s figures suggested that six in 10 young people under the age of 25 were unable to find a job. Zwelinzima Vavi, who was general secretary of Cosatu at the time, said that the high rate of youth unemployment may spark a... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Zuma willing to step down, ANC sources saygeneral Cheryl Carolus, former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils, former jus
Zuma willing to step down, ANC sources say
News 24 South Africa / Posted 17 days ago
general Cheryl Carolus, former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils, former justice Zac Yacoob, ex Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, former ANC Youth League member Ronald Lamola, and others who have come together as members of the People's... Read more
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iafrica.com
Vavi snubs Maimane coalition approachFormer Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi turned down an approach from De
Vavi snubs Maimane coalition approach
iafrica.com / Posted 17 days ago
Former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi turned down an approach from Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane to form a coalition with the party and run for mayor of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality. Speaking in a News24... Read more
18d
The Times & The Sunday Times
A factional Cosatu uses workers as cannon fodderthe "enemy within" — its former largest affiliate, the National Union of Metalw
A factional Cosatu uses workers as cannon fodder
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 18 days ago
the "enemy within" — its former largest affiliate, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA, and former general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi — the new character of the federation is finally emerging. Its members are now mainly public sector workers,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
A Confusion of Unionsthe SACP and Cosatu in government appeared, at best, to be minimal, tensions gr
A Confusion of Unions
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 days ago
the SACP and Cosatu in government appeared, at best, to be minimal, tensions grew. The final gamble, as individuals such as Zwelinzima Vavi apparently see it, was the creation of the "Zuma tsunami" that carried Jacob Zuma to the presidency of both... Read more
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Eye Witness News
FACT CHECK: Are there 13, 14 or 15 million hungry people in SA?that “15 million people in South Africa are already unable to feed themselves o
FACT CHECK: Are there 13, 14 or 15 million hungry people in SA?
Eye Witness News / Posted 19 days ago
that “15 million people in South Africa are already unable to feed themselves on a daily basis”. Former trade union leader, Zwelinzima Vavi, claimed that the number stands at 13 million. What does the most recent data show? We took a look. ‘A... Read more
19d
The Times & The Sunday Times
Are there 13, 14 or 15 million hungry people in South Africa?that “15 million people in South Africa are already unable to feed themselves o
Are there 13, 14 or 15 million hungry people in South Africa?
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 19 days ago
that “15 million people in South Africa are already unable to feed themselves on a daily basis”. Former trade union leader, Zwelinzima Vavi, claimed that the number stands at 13 million. What does the most recent data show? We took a look. ‘A... Read more
20d
Daily Maverick
No comrades for the millennial worker?economy. The crux of the matter is not only that “staffriders have stolen the
No comrades for the millennial worker?
Daily Maverick / Posted 20 days ago
economy. The crux of the matter is not only that “staffriders have stolen the ANC, Cosatu” and the entire alliance as Zwelinzima Vavi suggests, but the age-old question of whether the “horse” that emerged in the late 1980s would be fit for the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Vavi - We Dropped the Ball in '96, Now It's Time to Pick It UpSummit as a milestone towards achieving independent labour unity and a more inf
Vavi - We Dropped the Ball in '96, Now It's Time to Pick It Up
AllAfrica.com / Posted 21 days ago
Summit as a milestone towards achieving independent labour unity and a more influential working class. GREG NICOLSON asked Zwelinzima Vavi what it was all about. Sitting in his corner of the National Union of Metalworkers SA's (Numsa) regional... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Vavi: We dropped the ball in '96, now it's time to pick it uptrade unions and a powerful, united federation to defend jobs and living standa
Vavi: We dropped the ball in '96, now it's time to pick it up
Daily Maverick / Posted 22 days ago
trade unions and a powerful, united federation to defend jobs and living standards and repulse the attacks, yet never since the days of apartheid has the union movement been weaker and more fragmented.” DM Photo: Zwelinzima Vavi (Greg... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
ANC just can't wiggle out of Zuma's gripFighters leader Julius Malema, who was expelled from the ANC after he criticise
ANC just can't wiggle out of Zuma's grip
Mail & Guardian / Posted 24 days ago
Fighters leader Julius Malema, who was expelled from the ANC after he criticised Zuma; ask former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, who was expelled from the labour federation for the same reason. The expulsions of Malema and Vavi... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Zuma’s Denialism and Betrayalof this beautiful country of ours, it is becoming clearer and clearer who is pa
Zuma’s Denialism and Betrayal
Daily Maverick / Posted 24 days ago
of this beautiful country of ours, it is becoming clearer and clearer who is part of the problem, and who is part of the solution! Join with us in making change happen! DM Former Cosatu leader Zwelinzima Vavi is now convenor of the Workers’ Su... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Vavi joins EFF as interim heada slew corruption charges regarding the non-payment of taxes. In his stead, re
Vavi joins EFF as interim head
Daily Maverick / Posted 25 days ago
a slew corruption charges regarding the non-payment of taxes. In his stead, recently fired former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi will take over both roles on an interim basis. Vavi has a reputation for calling lengthy press conferences in... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Vavi Joins EFF As Interim HeadIn a stunning move that took almost every political analyst in the country by s
Vavi Joins EFF As Interim Head
AllAfrica.com / Posted 27 days ago
In a stunning move that took almost every political analyst in the country by surprise, sacked Cosatu Secretary General Zwelinzima Vavi will replace Julius Malema at the head of the Economic Freedom Fighters until the Commander in Chief has warded... Read more
27d
The Times & The Sunday Times
EFF promises of change are swamping ANC's tired old litanyStadium. We see the same attitude in Cosatu today, with its leaders dismissing
EFF promises of change are swamping ANC's tired old litany
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 27 days ago
Stadium. We see the same attitude in Cosatu today, with its leaders dismissing efforts by its former general secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, to establish a new workers' federation. For South Africa to move forward, it needs mature leaders who are... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
New labour group might break log-jam in SA politicstake centre stage and the once powerful labour federation became conflicted. T
New labour group might break log-jam in SA politics
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 27 days ago
take centre stage and the once powerful labour federation became conflicted. This weekend, ousted Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi joined other "rebels" to establish a new labour federation, claiming that Cosatu had abandoned its founding... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
African Press Review 2 May 2016for unity in his Labour Day message. This, as National Union of Metalworkers (N
African Press Review 2 May 2016
AllAfrica.com / Posted 27 days ago
for unity in his Labour Day message. This, as National Union of Metalworkers (Numsa), including ex-COSATU Secretary Generak Zwelinzima Vavi, threatened to defect and form a rival union. COSATU President Sdumo Dlamin underlined his resolve to step... Read more
28d
Mail & Guardian
12 scare tactics by President ZumaCosatu and SA Communist Party T-shirts and yellow ANC T-shirts. Not far away,
12 scare tactics by President Zuma
Mail & Guardian / Posted 28 days ago
Cosatu and SA Communist Party T-shirts and yellow ANC T-shirts. Not far away, in Tembisa, former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi and breakaway metalworkers’ union Numsa, held a rally to mark the birth of a new labour federation. Zuma... Read more
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28d
Mail & Guardian
Vavi, Jim deliver scathing attack on CosatuJacob Zuma and your ANC national executive committee members, run. Run corrupti
Vavi, Jim deliver scathing attack on Cosatu
Mail & Guardian / Posted 28 days ago
Jacob Zuma and your ANC national executive committee members, run. Run corruption run. This was the stern warning issued by Zwelinzima Vavi at the May day rally organised by labour federation Cosatu’s splinter unions. Vavi, the former Cosatu... Read more
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28d
Daily Dispatch
Rally turns into tripartite politickingparties, especially DA leader Musi Maimane, EFF commander-in-chief Julius Malem
Rally turns into tripartite politicking
Daily Dispatch / Posted 28 days ago
parties, especially DA leader Musi Maimane, EFF commander-in-chief Julius Malema and former Cosatu secretary-general Zwelinzima Vavi, saying they would not bring about change to the lives of workers. “We must not retreat. Let’s go to the... Read more
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iol.co.za
SACP's Nxesi hits at 'cult figure' VaviJohannesburg - SACP deputy chairman Thulas Nxesi, pictured, has launched a scat
SACP's Nxesi hits at 'cult figure' Vavi
iol.co.za / Posted 28 days ago
Johannesburg - SACP deputy chairman Thulas Nxesi, pictured, has launched a scathing attack on former Cosatu leader Zwelinzima Vavi, labelling him a personality cult who wanted to maintain a stranglehold on union leadership. Nxesi, in a speech... Read more
28d
iol.co.za
Worker-led revolution a new battle for the ANCif this country is going to have a future. The problem is that they have no new
Worker-led revolution a new battle for the ANC
iol.co.za / Posted 28 days ago
if this country is going to have a future. The problem is that they have no new ideas.” Deposed Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi repeated Jim’s warning that the country would see rolling mass action aimed at organising workers to take... Read more
28d
Eye Witness News
Plans underway to hold founding congress for new workers federationfor new workers federation A new logo name and colour for the federation is be
Plans underway to hold founding congress for new workers federation
Eye Witness News / Posted 28 days ago
for new workers federation A new logo name and colour for the federation is being finalised ahead of its launch. FILE: Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: Masa Kekana/EWN Cosatu,Zwelenzima Vavi,workers summit,National Council of Trade Unions... Read more
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28d
Eye Witness News
Zuma condemns violent proteststo join a new federation independent of political influence with the National U
Zuma condemns violent protests
Eye Witness News / Posted 28 days ago
to join a new federation independent of political influence with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) Zwelinzima Vavi and a range of other smaller unions. Yesterday, a total of 51 unions met in Boksburg for an historic workers... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Zuma slams opportunists, 'desperate elements' promoting anarchy and chaoswas for former Cosatu members, such as Numsa, and was address by the trade unio
Zuma slams opportunists, 'desperate elements' promoting anarchy and chaos
News 24 South Africa / Posted 28 days ago
was for former Cosatu members, such as Numsa, and was address by the trade union federation’s former general secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi. Zuma also too the opportunity to berate "opportunists" who had switched loyalties. He did not mention... Read more
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28d
News 24 South Africa
New union federation not for the lazy – Vavi– A proposed new labour federation to rival Cosatu would not be for the lazy, t
New union federation not for the lazy – Vavi
News 24 South Africa / Posted 28 days ago
– A proposed new labour federation to rival Cosatu would not be for the lazy, the union’s former general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi warned on Sunday. "If you are lazy, we do not want you in this federation. Shop stewards who abuse their... Read more
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28d
Eye Witness News
‘Those in power will only listen to a new federation’what is the state of South African economy.” The event was also addressed by r
‘Those in power will only listen to a new federation’
Eye Witness News / Posted 28 days ago
what is the state of South African economy.” The event was also addressed by representatives of all the smaller unions and Zwelinzima Vavi, who is leading the new initiative. There are about 5,000 workers at the Mehlareng stadium in Tembisa for... Read more
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28d
Mail & Guardian
Cosatu 'shop stewards for the Guptas', says Numsa presidentthe workers not only in the labour market, but also within the communities they
Cosatu 'shop stewards for the Guptas', says Numsa president
Mail & Guardian / Posted 28 days ago
the workers not only in the labour market, but also within the communities they live, said former Cosatu General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said on Satuday. Numsa president Andrew Chirwa said the success of the workers summit has silenced the... Read more
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iol.co.za
Blade comments on new federationsupport for the federation for surviving the tumultuous squabbles which led to
Blade comments on new federation
iol.co.za / Posted 28 days ago
support for the federation for surviving the tumultuous squabbles which led to the expulsion of former general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi and Numsa. Nzimande said he was concerned about the country’s high unemployment rate and inequality. He... Read more
29d
News 24 South Africa
'Workers suffering under ANC, Cosatu' – union memberto be bused in later. National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) leader, Irv
'Workers suffering under ANC, Cosatu' – union member
News 24 South Africa / Posted 29 days ago
to be bused in later. National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) leader, Irvin Jim, and former Cosatu general secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, were expected to speak. Numsa was expelled from the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) in November 2014... Read more
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29d
iol.co.za
Rebel unions face battle of ideasin the same sectors and this could lead to power struggles. Unions that have s
Rebel unions face battle of ideas
iol.co.za / Posted 29 days ago
in the same sectors and this could lead to power struggles. Unions that have supported Cosatu's axed general secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, and Numsa told The Sunday Independent they needed to hold special congresses before they could join the... Read more
29d
News 24 South Africa
Vavi to speak at Mehlareng Stadium on Workers' DayKaveel Singh, News24 Zwelinzima Vavi (Netwerk24) Johannesburg – Former Cosatu
Vavi to speak at Mehlareng Stadium on Workers' Day
News 24 South Africa / Posted 29 days ago
Kaveel Singh, News24 Zwelinzima Vavi (Netwerk24) Johannesburg – Former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is expected to speak at the Mehlareng Stadium in Tembisa on Sunday. Vavi will be speaking at the 20 000 seater stadium following a... Read more
29d
Eye Witness News
Spy Tapes: DA urges Zuma to not appeal High Court judgmentin a good light and others again calling for Zuma to resign. Former Congress o
Spy Tapes: DA urges Zuma to not appeal High Court judgment
Eye Witness News / Posted 29 days ago
in a good light and others again calling for Zuma to resign. Former Congress of South African Trade Unions leader Zwelinzima Vavi said Zuma must now do the honorable thing and step down and face his charges in court. Vavi said the ruling... Read more
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29d
Eye Witness News
'Unions must put economic growth & workers' interests first'with many challenges in the workplace with no one to fight for them. Convenor
'Unions must put economic growth & workers' interests first'
Eye Witness News / Posted 29 days ago
with many challenges in the workplace with no one to fight for them. Convenor of South Africa’s first ever workers’ summit Zwelinzima Vavi in Boksburg on 28 April 2016. Picture: Govan Whittles/EWN Zwelinzima Vavi,Vavi,trade unions,South African... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Vavi: Workers need an independent labour federationfederation Representatives of 50 unions have gathered in Boksburg to discuss t
Vavi: Workers need an independent labour federation
Eye Witness News / Posted 29 days ago
federation Representatives of 50 unions have gathered in Boksburg to discuss the establishment of the federation. FILE: Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: GCIS. Zwelinzima Vavi,Union,labour federation JOHANNEBSURG - The Convener of South Africa’s first... Read more
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iol.co.za
Stop organising in same pool, Vavi tells unionsJohannesburg - Axed Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says unions need t
Stop organising in same pool, Vavi tells unions
iol.co.za / Posted 30 days ago
Johannesburg - Axed Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says unions need to stop organising in the same pool which continues to grow smaller because of retrenchments. He told a workers' summit in Johannesburg on Saturday that too little women,... Read more
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