Cosatu President, Sdumo Dlamini says the federation is still prioritising unity, even though there are divisions among workers.
The federation is currently facing a decline in numbers of workers joining member unions. Currently, more than 70% of the entire workforce in the country doesn't belong to any unions.
Afternoon Drive's Xolani Gwala also asked Dlamini if Cosatu is threatened by the new federation and the country’s first ever workers summit headed by former Cosatu secretary general, Zwelinzima Vavi.
Listen to Xolani Gwala interviewing Dlamini below...
Today we are still standing, and we can tell you with pride that all Cosatu unions are still with Cosatu right now as we speak.— Sdumo Dlamini, Cosatu President
The FAWU have confirmed that they remain a founding Cosatu affiliate. The FAWU leadership did raise with us what concerns they have, and we happy with what they explained to us. We are confident that these are the leaders who love Cosatu and want to see it in a different shape.— Sdumo Dlamini, Cosatu President