Another union threat to quit the alliance? Yawn

11 April 2021 - 00:01

Perhaps it really is a fact that we become more cynical with age. I spent a huge chunk of my early journalism career covering the labour movement, more particularly Cosatu and its affiliates.

There was a time, I admit, when I too got excited every time union leaders threatened to dump their alliance with the ruling ANC over disagreements on such issues as the privatisation of state-owned companies, downsizing the public sector or the state's refusal to grant above-inflation increases to civil servants...

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