Why was numsa expelled from COSATU?

Cosatu had to get rid of a union with policies that exposed the fact that it was more in line with the federation’s resolutions than the federation itself, writes Mphumzi Maqungo.

What is the slogan of COSATU?

The slogan on the logo is “An injury to one is an injury to all” signifies the vision the union has of social solidarity that binds the working class.

When did numsa leave COSATU?

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) is the biggest single trade union in South Africa with more than 338,000 members, and prior to its expulsion on 8 November 2014, the largest affiliate of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), the country’s largest trade union federation.

What are the roles and responsibilities of COSATU?

The Congress was formed in December 1985 after four years of talks between unions. COSATU is the largest labour union in South Africa. The main role of trade unions is negotiation and representation. The union is expected to determine the members’ grievances and relay the grievance to the employer.

What does fedusa stand for?

The Federation of Unions of South Africa
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What is the current membership of COSATU?

COSATU, with a membership of 1.8 million, is followed by FEDUSA with 560,000 members and NACTU with almost 400,000 members including the powerful mineworkers union. All three are affiliated with the International Trade Union Confederation. A fourth national trade union centre was formed in 2003.

Who is the CEO of Numsa?

Khandani Msibi
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Is numsa affiliated to Cosatu?

Numsa was expelled as an affiliate by Cosatu for extending its organising scope and withdrawing support for the ANC in 2014. Numsa, the biggest trade union in the country, is now a key affiliate of Saftu and its return to Cosatu would likely lead to the death of Saftu.

What are the rights and responsibilities of trade unions?

Some of the rights of trade unions include: the right to access the workplace to talk to union members. the right to leave for trade union officials. the right to access to information. the right to appoint shop stewards.

Which unions fall under Cosatu?

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) affiliated unions, namely the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU), the Police Prisons and Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) and the Chemical Energy Print Paper and Allied Workers Union (CEPPWAWU) will be …

Who does nactu represent?

The National Council of Trade Unions (NACTU) is South Africa’s second largest trade union federation with more than 400 000 members. Its largest affiliate is the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), particularly because of a major increase in membership since the 2012 Marikana massacre.

What is the purpose of picketing?

Picketing is used as a way of increasing support for industrial action. It is where workers involved in industrial action attend a workplace to increase support for their cause. They might do this by communicating information or persuading others not to work or not to carry out a part of their contracts of employment.