Cosatu’s Third Central Committee met in August to discuss a range of issues. Below is a very brief summary.
The meeting stressed that government policy “will only favour the working class if workers and the poor organise and act to support their demands.” To achieve this, successful actions like June 27 will have to be repeated again and again.
The meeting resolved to:* launch a campaign to “Pick up the gains” which will ensure that “every worker in every workplace enjoys their rights under the law”.* take up an anti-racism campaign * act against sexual harassment and the abuse of women and children* work with Naledi to audit government policy, particularly its industrial strategy, and present a report to the November 2005 Central Executive Committee. Delegates also called on the government and employers to recommit themselves to Nedlac.* ensure that workers use their leverage as trustees of retirement funds to “broaden social ownership, discipline capital and achieve other social and economic objectives.”* stamp out corruption and deal with it aggressively.