Cosatu has threatened to strike over Zuma signing the 2015 Taxation Laws Amendment Bill into law, but Sdumo Dlamini still respects the president.
The new federation could introduce a host of problems or revitalise the unions, change many lives and benefit the economy.
The "premier league" has been blamed for a move to bar Cosatu and the SACP from giving solidarity messages ahead of the ANC's 104th birthday.
SACP and Cosatu want the tripartite alliance, not just the ANC, to be the strategic decision-makers when it comes to ministers.
A paper presented at its congress shows Cosatu leaders may have drunk too much ANC Kool-Aid.
Could Cosatu's new general secretary be the answer to its recent troubled history?
Could the new Cosatu general secretary, Bheki Ntshalintshali, be the answer to its recent troubled history?
ANC head of economic transformation Enoch Godongwana insists Cosatu's recent resolution is not economically viable and borders on unconstitutional.
Addressing the Cosatu national congress, Nzimande launched a veiled attack against factions he believes are trying to derail the tripartite alliance.
Despite resistance from Fawu, five out of six national leaders retained their positions uncontested – Zwelinzima Vavi the only exception.
Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini says the organisation needs more money than it has to fund its national congress.
Second deputy president Zingiswa Losi would be the first female general secretary if certain senior union federation leaders get their way.
Thousands marched in support of Cosatu's call for a nationwide strike, delivering demands for jobs, e-toll scrapping, a wealth tax and minimum wage.
On Wednesday, any worker who wants to go on strike, can do so. Every town across SA is being urged to join the first of two protected mass strikes.
Between the second quarters of 2014 and 2015, union membership in South Africa decreased by 17 000 members.
Cosatu is not encouraged to support the "all white" Springbok team that will take on the All Blacks, says provincial secretary Tony Ehrenreich.
The Cosatu congress has been called a bloody nose for the progressive side of labour left. Does it mean a kick in the shins for Numsa's United Front?