COSATU

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COSATU

(ˌkəʊˈzɑːtuː)
n acronym for
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) Congress of South Africa Trade Unions
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Equally worrying is the potential appeasement of the hard left ANC alliance partners, Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and the South African Communist Party (yes, it still exists), whose support helped secure Jacob Zuma the ANC presidency.
However, the NEHAWU memorandum addressed to MEC Sakhiwo Belot asking for leave for its members is explicit in its request, saying: 'The Congress of South African Trade Unions and its affiliates, NEHAWU included, took a decision to actively and practically participate in the 2009 election campaigns for a decisive victory of our glorious movement, the African National Congress.
SJP is following in the footsteps of many noted groups and institutions such as the National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education in the UK, the Israeli group Gush Shalom, the Congress of South African Trade Unions, the Canadian Union of Public Employees, and the American Friends Service Committee.
The Congress of South African Trade Unions, traditionally an ANC ally, issued a statement saying a presidential run-off with only one candidate is not a legitimate election.
Mbeki's own party, the ruling African National Congress, and its labour ally, the Congress of South African Trade Unions, have each contradicted his analysis.
South Africa's Congress of South African Trade Unions has warned of job losses in the county's textile industry as clothing imports from China rose 480 percent since 2003.
FOSATU's "tight" federation model was adopted by FOSATU's successor, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and still informs union practices today.
There, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) not only agitated for the release of Nelson Mandela from prison, but, as the apartheid government was losing power, helped keep the country from splintering along racial and tribal lines.
The decade of the 1980s produced a radicalized mass movement headed by underground ANC operatives in alliance with the South African Communist Party and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU).
In August, he used similar language to scorn the two million member Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), which embarked on a two-day national strike against the planned privatization of electricity, telecommunications and transport.
Although this paper deals with some of the general challenges facing organized labour in South Africa, its primary focus is on the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), by far South Africa's largest and most effective union federation.
The South African trade union movement, the fastest growing in the world, is dominated by the Congress of South African Trade Unions which remains a trade union, despite its closeness to the African National Congress and the fact that many of its representatives have moved into government positions.
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