Allegedly the main reason for Vavi's expulsion was his "failure to to fulfill his duties as secretary".
Cosatu's Zwelinzima Vavi will not be resigning and says he will return to the trenches to try and mobilise workers.
Jacob Zuma has admitted that the state of the ANC’s leagues is a weakness within the organisation and has called on leaders not to interfere.
President Jacob Zuma has chastised leaders for sowing divisions within the tripartite alliance, and has called for a retreat to iron out the issues.
Saccawu is being sued for R30-million by its provident fund but has been given a last chance.
The trade union federation wants the government to fire senior fat cats to fund civil servant wage hikes.
Numsa may find a home at the other end of the political spectrum.
The statements "seek to distort the findings" of the report by the commissioner who was tasked to conduct an inquiry into the affairs of Pamodzi.
Cosatu admits it is facing financial difficulties, and is looking for long-term solutions to arrest the dire situation.
Cosatu's Bheki Ntshalintshali says the report also shows that the auditors had not been able to meet Zwelinzima Vavi, despite attempts to do so.
Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi may feel the wrath of the union federation for not attending its central executive committee meeting.
Radical white students played an important role in opposing apartheid and paved the way for Cosatu.
As the president's State of the Nation address draws near, the federation is asking for extra government spending to boost the ailing economy.
Most commentators have got the idea of the United Front wrong, and many important points from the national congress in December were overlooked.
Numsa's general secretary Irvin Jim reiterates that Numsa won't convert to a "political party", and will remain inspired by Marxism-Leninism.
Zwelinzima Vavi says union leaders must stop acting like bosses who can make decisions without touching base with their union members.
Cosatu's general secretary says the way towards unity is to have Numsa reinstated and to hold a special national congress "sooner rather than later".