At first glance it appears to be just another trade union merger. But look at developments in their broader context and recent initiatives by South Africa’s still powerful NUMSA Metalworkers’ Union take on greater significance.
NUMSA has announced that on May 1st it and several other unions will be launching a highly militant Workers’ Federation. NUMSA has also formed a ‘United Front’ organisation to fight the all-important local government elections this Summer and the new Workers’ Federation will spawn a new socialist workers’ party later this year.
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