vavi1Business Report writes that unions backing the anticipated new labour federation say its launch will go ahead on 1 May in Tembisa as planned.  

This would be preceded by a worker’s summit to be held in Boksburg on 30 April where it is expected delegates representing 40 unions will come up with the name, colours and constitution of the federation.  One of the organisers, Zwelinzima Vavi, said on Tuesday that they were aware the federation would only be fully functional in years to come due to the complexities of such a formation.  He added that the new organisation would focus on exposing and fighting anti-worker legislation by putting pressure on the state to improve its policies.  It would also focus on attracting the 7.4 million unorganised workers in the formal sector


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