Johannesburg - Cosatu declined to
comment on Wednesday about a media report that most of its affiliate
unions had not submitted audited financial statements and membership
figures since 2009.
"I won't be able to comment on
that right now. There will be a press conference tomorrow in response
to the article," spokesperson Patrick Craven said.
The Sowetan reported that only two of
the trade union federation's members complied with the Labour
Relations Act, which requires unions to submit audited financial
statements, membership figures and lists of office bearers by March
Of Cosatu's 20 affiliates, only the
National Union of Mineworkers and the SA Society of Bank Officials
had submitted all the documents.
Close to 1.7 million workers, members
of the 16 unions that face deregistration, could lose their
bargaining power, the newspaper reported.
The SA Democratic Nurses Union and the
Communication Workers Union have already been deregistered.
Congress of SA Trade Unions spokesperson
Phindile Kunene told the publication it was aware of the registrar's
report pointing to non-compliance.
"This will be a big issue for
debate in our congress next month," she said.
"The federation feels that the
registrar has been overzealous in reaching the conclusion about
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