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Vol 42 No 16

Published 10th August 2001

South Africa

Unions fight privatisation ideology

For three years, trades union leader Zwelinzima Vavi has marched his troops to the top of the hill, then marched them down again. This month Vavi, the General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), threatens to take on the government again. In Genoa, Italy, for the turbulent G-8 meeting, he condemned globalisation as causing 'more misery, more job losses, a widening gap between the poor and the rich'.

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