Cosatu postpone CEC meeting
Speculation continues aover whether the union federation is about to split.
JOHANNESBURG - Cosatu says its Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting that was planned to start today has been postponed as speculation continues about whether t he union federation is about to split.
At a previous CEC meeting, it appeared union leaders were about to vote to expel metalworkers union Numsa before Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa intervened.
This meeting was due to discuss preparations for Cosatu's central committee.
Over the weekend, Cosatu General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi tweeted that writing a political report had never been this challenging.
When the CEC does meet next week, it's due to hear a report back from an African National Congress (ANC) task team that was meant to try and find solutions to the divisions within the federation.
Those divisions appear to focus on Numsa, which refused to meet with that team for several months.
Numsa has already said it wants to create a new workers party to take on the ANC.