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ehrenreichAfroVoice reports that Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) veteran Tony Ehrenreich has ruled out joining the ranks of rival trade union federation the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu).  

“I have not had any conversations with Saftu,” he said, adding that he would rather remain in the ranks of Cosatu and work at the grassroots, than throw in his lot with any other organisation.  Ehrenreich, the long-serving Western Cape secretary of Cosatu, recently announced that he would not be available for another term when the federation holds its elective provincial congress later this year.  Cosatu president S’dumo Dlamini said he found the behaviour of Ehrenreich confusing as this was not in line with the behaviour of a unionist as he should just be making sure he did his union work – and not pronounce on his future.  Saftu spokesperson Patrick Craven said rumours of Ehrenreich joining its ranks were media speculation.  “I wouldn’t like to comment on the matter further,” Craven said.

  • Read this report by Hloni Mashigo in full at AfroVoice

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