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fedusa thumb medium80 85BusinessLive reports that trade union federations are stepping up the fight against state capture, demanding seats on the board of the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) — where public sector workers’ pension funds are held — and that criminal charges be laid against Trillian and Eskom.  

SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is taking on Eskom, Trillian and McKinsey, and the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) weighed in on the upheaval at the PIC on Wednesday.  Vavi laid further charges of fraud, theft, corruption and money-laundering against Eskom and Trillian, while Fedusa wrote to Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba demanding representation for workers on the PIC board.  This follows a mass march against state capture last week, by the country’s largest federation, Cosatu.  Saftu and Fedusa are the country’s second- and third-largest union federations.  Wednesday’s push by both Saftu and Fedusa applies further pressure on the government to act against state capture.

  • Read this report by Natasha Marrian in full at BusinessLive
  • See too, Now PSA may quit the PIC, on page 1 of The Star of 4 October 2017
  • Read Fedusa’s press statement at SA Labour News

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