Numsa tight-lipped on its agenda

The union reportedly wants the president to resign and is preparing itself for a life outside Cosatu.

Numsa is facing suspension from Cosatu for its decision not to support the ANC during the 7 May elections. Picture: Sapa.

JOHANNESBURG - The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has remained tight-lipped about its agenda for its upcoming central committee meeting.

The union reportedly wants President Jacob Zuma to resign and is preparing itself for life outside the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu).

Numsa has been critical about the ANC's policies in recent months and has hinted its plans to form a new party in the near future.

The union is facing suspension from Cosatu for its decision not to support the ANC in next month's elections.

The_ Sunday Independent_ reported yesterday that according to a draft secretariat report, Numsa says the ANC is part of the problem in Cosatu because of its "anti-worker" policies.

Numsa's general secretary Irvin Jim has dismissed the allegations, adding that he won't discuss the union's agenda during next month's meeting.