The COSATU Executive Committee met on the 22 April 2015 and received a report from the COSATU National Office Bearer in the respect of the COSATU Executive Committee meetings.
The meeting noted the reports on the reasons for the expulsions of Numsa and the dismissal of the General Secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi.
The COSATU Provincial Executive Committee committed itself to ensuring the implementation of the CEC decisions in the Western Cape and pledged to work towards unifying the Cosatu.
The COSATU PEC undertook to encourage workers to join Cosatu Unions, including LIMUSA, the new Metal workers Affiliate, and to work towards uniting the Federation, following the challenges that exist in many unions.
The PEC condemned the xenophobic violence taking place and undertook to ensure that this crisis does not manifest itself in the Western Cape.
The PEC has set a meeting with the religious leaders and undertook to raise awareness in respect of the plight of foreigners in South Africa.
This COSATU Joint shop steward council was held on the 22 April in the City Hall and was attended by 400 Cosatu Shop Stewards and a number of religious organisations and community members, as well as members of the foreign workers’ organisations.
The PEC resolved to hold the May Day event for 2015 in the Good Hope Centre and to ensure that it is used to unify the workers and respond to the xenophobic violence that is occurring.
The other May Day events will be held in Atlantis, George and Vredenburg, with National speakers from the ANC, COSATU and the SACP in attendance.
The meeting further resolved to support the Public Service Unions in their struggles against the Employer in the State for a decent wage increase. Protest action will be coordinated by COSATU and will include other public service workers in the Western Cape who support the demand for a decent wage increase.
The meeting felt that the Alliance must be strengthened and that special engagements should be convened to respond to the threats facing the organisation in these trying times.
Source : Congress of South African Trade Unions