The New Trade Union Federation – Greater Worker Unity or Greater Division?

Workers On Wednesday 30 November 2016
broadcast on SAfm 104-107 and online, Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
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Since 2015 and especially after NUMSA was expelled from COSATU, there have been moves afoot to start a new trade union federation that is intended to rival and provide workers with an alternative to COSATU.

Key figures and organisations in the new federation include former Cosatu general secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, FAWU and former Samwu officials. In today’s show we find out more about the new trade union federation and whether it will advance or setback workers’ struggle in South Africa.


Stephen Faulkner
Steering Committee Coordinator
New Trade Union Federation

Alfred Tlou
National Negotiator
South African Policing Union

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