Zwelinzima Vavi

Vavi calls for ‘new’ Cosatu workers summit

The Cosatu that was founded in 1985 is falling apart and splinter unions are growing as a result, former General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said on Saturday. “The reality we are facing is that the Cosatu as we know it before is being fragmented. Splinter unions are springing up, as we’ve[…]

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Alliance summit silent on key issues: Vavi

The statement issued by the ANC and its alliance partners after a summit last week is silent on several key issues, including the crises in state-owned enterprises, and is in conflict with views Cosatu is supposed to have, former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said on Sunday. “The most outrageous[…]

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Unions to speak out about Cosatu’s congress

Nine trade unions loyal to expelled Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi are on Wednesday expected to brief media on the trade union federation’s special national congress. The “Nine Plus Unions” previously said they would not accept Cosatu becoming an appendage to the ruling ANC. They felt Cosatu’s struggle for workers’[…]

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Save Vavi, Save NUM – new union leader’s to do list

Newly-elected National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) general secretary David Sipunzi has two top priorities: Save Zwelinzima Vavi, and save NUM from bleeding to death. He wants unity, he wants Zwelinzima Vavi’s expulsion from the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) turned around, and he wants to win back ex NUM members[…]

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Vavi lays into ‘Operation Fiela’

Former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has slammed the state’s “Operation Fiela”, insisting that it feeds public perceptions that migrants are to blame for social ills. The operation, jointly backed by arms of law enforcement and the South African National Defence Force, was aimed at “cleaning up criminal elements of[…]

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Vavi to lay charge against MK Veterans leader

Expelled Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi will on Thursday lay a criminal charge against the Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans leader who threated him, he said. “I will lay a charge against [Lulamile Jack] who has put himself up for some criminal case,” he told delegates at a National Union[…]

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MK leader threatens Vavi’s life

An Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association Limpopo leader has threatened to kill ousted Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, accusing him of betraying the trade union federation. “You must go and tell him that comrade Lulamile Jack, the former body guard of Chris Hani, he will kill him for betraying[…]

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Unions to decide fate of Cosatu: Vavi

Zwelinzima Vavi called on nine major unions loyal to his cause to determine the future of Cosatu (Congress of South African Trade Unions) on Thursday, when he addressed the Shop Steward Council in Cape Town. Vavi, who remained defiant that he remained the only legitimately elected general secretary of Cosatu,[…]

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Craven quits Cosatu following Vavi’s expulsion

Long-time Congress of SA Trade Unions national spokesperson Patrick Craven has resigned following the expulsion of general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi. Craven attended a media briefing held by Vavi on Wednesday in Johannesburg. He said he handed in his resignation on Tuesday. Although Craven said he still believed in the principles[…]

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