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SA's new trade union federation a milestone, says Vavi

A new federation was registered on Friday at the Department of Labour under the name South African Federation of Trade Unions.

FILE: This file photo shows Zwelinzima at Wits University. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Former Congress of South African Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says the formal registration of a new federation is a milestone in restoring unity to working class.

The new federation was registered on Friday at the Department of Labour under the name South African Federation of Trade Unions.

Vavi, who serves as its steering committee chair, says they have been joined by 21 unions.

Vavi says the name still needs to be ratified at the federation's congress next month.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)