SADTU wishes COSATU a successful Special National Congress   

11 July 2015                                                            

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) would like to wish the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) a successful special national congress that begins on Monday, 13 July 2015 at the Gallagher Estate in Midrand. The congress, to be held under the theme ‘‘Building Unity and Cohesion of COSATU to Advance the National Democratic Revolution” is taking place at the time when the country  is bombarded by the prophets of doom predicting the demise of the Federation. We want to assure the working class that COSATU remains steadfast in the midst of challenges that seek to de-stabilize it.

We urge workers not to lose focus as populists, who are on a mission to collapse the Federation, are trying their best to disturb our attention on worker issues colluding with the liberal media. It is our duty to be resilient in our joint approach to build a better COSATU.

The special national congress is convened in terms of the constitution and no anarchy should be tolerated. The delegates attending the congress are duty bound to respect the constitution and unite all workers. It is obligatory therefore to all leaders and delegates collectively to prioritize the unity and cohesion of the Federation in order to wage the struggle against white monopoly capital.

Indeed, an attack on COSATU is an attack on all its affiliates.  SADTU goes to the congress not to attend an event but to receive instruction from the command centre to stand together with all workers in defense of the labour movement.

United we stand, divided we fall.