COSATU congratulates the new General Secretary of the WFTU Trade Union International of Public Services and Allied (TUI-PS&A) Cde Zola Saphetha

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is in jubilation over the election of Cde Zola Saphetha (General Secretary of the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union), as the General Secretary of the class conscious and socialist orientated global federation of workers, the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) Trade Union International of Public Services and Allied (TUI-PS&A).

This election of Cde Saphetha lays a solid foundation for COSATU and its other affiliates to reaffirm its ties with the workers of the world, as led by our class conscious and Socialist orientated allies in the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), amidst the deepening crisis of Capitalism in Europe, Greece and the United States. The ongoing global crisis of Capitalism and ousting of dictatorial regimes by the workers and the poor of Africa is living proof that a better and alternative world is indeed necessary.

It was through the unprecedented support of the WFTU, with the help of the South African Communist Party (SACP), that our struggle against apartheid was elevated at an international scale, and strong contacts were established for the African National Congress (ANC) to pursue the liberation struggle in exile.

COSATU, therefore, wishes Cde Saphetha great success in his leadership role in the WFTU TUI-PS&A.


Issued by COSATU

For more information contact Cde Sonia Mabunda-Kaziboni (Cde)

International Secretary

Cosatu Head Office

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