Time for Change in South Africa’s Labour Movement | glObserver Global Economics


If that well-worn cliché about at no time wasting a crisis applies to anything, it is the labour movement today. Contrary to some current rhetoric, the movement does not need to return to what it was: it needs to become something different.

Source: globserver.cn

Deepening tensions in Cosatu, which saw the departure of the National Union of Metalworkers (Numsa) and presently general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, have inevitably conjured up nostalgia for its completed. As the Cosatu central executive abandons internal democracy, principle and strategy in an attempt to expel opponents, union sympathisers long for a return to what the movement was before Cosatu’s current leadership staged something like an internal coup.

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