cosatuTMG Digital reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) says it has received a letter from attorneys representing labour federation Cosatu demanding that it pay R3.25mn in outstanding affiliation fees.  

Cosatu has threatened legal proceedings if Numsa fails to comply.  Numsa acting spokesperson Patrick Craven described it as an "incredible move", which he said could only mean that Cosatu was now not only politically bankrupt‚ but financially bankrupt as well.  "How else can they explain an attempt to recover money from workers they have expelled and said they no longer want or indeed those who have willingly left their ranks?"  According to Craven, the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) has equally been targeted.  

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