vavi1BDLive reports that trade unions gearing up for the launch of a new federation later this year are expected to announce a campaign against job losses this weekend.  

Up to 3,000 delegates from 50 unions are due to meet at a summit on Saturday to discuss the possible formation of a new trade union federation, with the broadest possible participation being sought, summit convenor Zwelinzima Vavi indicated.  He said there was an urgent need to put job losses and socioeconomic conditions back on the agenda.  Unemployment had reached catastrophic levels, Vavi stated.

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