Cosatu Free State Congratulates Satawu On Hosting a Successful Provincial Congress [press release]

COSATU Free State congratulates SATAWU Free State Province on hosting a very successful Provincial Congress. The congress was held at Ventersburg and messages of support were delivered to the congress by the Alliance partners as well as the Federation.

The messages were quite clear that there is a need to consolidate the organization and to fight for the Unity of the workers and the working class. The delegates displayed high levels of maturity when dealing with pertinent issues facing the workers and the working class.

The membership of SATAWU is drawn mainly from the sectors which the Federation has classified as vulnerable. We are confident that SATAWU is on the right track to protect and aance the interests of its members and those of the Federation.

We welcome the new leadership of SATAWU into the COSATU Free State PEC and are looking forward towards a comradely relationship with them as representatives of the mostly vulnerable workers from across the FS Province. As COSATU we would continue to support all the efforts by the Affiliate aimed at ensuring that a SATAWU member remains a central focal point of all such efforts.

Source : Congress of South African Trade Unions