Cosatu concerned about suffering the same fate as Afrikaner unions given that they have not gone on strike since 1922.

The article Vavi promises ‘change of mindset’ in Cosatu was first published in Business Day today and here are some random extracts thanks to Business Day where the article should be read on click on the link.

“THE Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) was intent on stepping up its game, promising a ‘mindset’ change as it pushed ahead with its policies instead of shouting from the side-lines without ever getting anywhere, its general secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, said yesterday.”

“Cosatu was conducting an audit of all policy decisions taken to determine what was taken forward and what needed to be acted upon.”

“He warned that Cosatu would begin bleeding membership if it failed to ‘go back to the basics’.”

“’We have no hold over workers. We think that now we can rest on our laurels and increasingly become part of the new ruling elite without seeking the change situation of their families… if we are not careful and if we cannot change the mindset, we will suffer the same fate of the Afrikaner unions who last striked in 1922.’”