Unless its leaders act urgently, the federation will face a decline in membership, political clout and reputation, says Zwelinzima Vavi.
An ANC task team has pulled out all the stops in its attempts to heal the troubled trade union federation, but to no avail.
Business and labour are at loggerheards over Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's plans to introduce a mandatory salary 'floor' for workers.
The trade union and the Creative Workers Union of SA agreed to campaign for the actors demands and ask viewers to "switch-off" from September 15.
Expelled and suspended members of the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union have resolved to form a trade union open to all public sector workers.
Suspended teacher union members insist their removal ahead of key conferences is a ploy by a Cosatu faction.
Cosatu's secretary general is still defending the union federation's shaky unity, even though plans for Numsa's break-away are already in motion.
Cosatu's Zwelinzima Vavi has told thousands of striking metalworkers that workers have no reason to celebrate 20 years of freedom.
Cosatu's Zwelinzima Vavi and opposition parties have harshly criticised Jacob Zuma's Sona, with some calling for a radical change to economic policy.
The 'rebel' union says its estranged umbrella body is looking for a scapegoat for its leadership woes.
Barely a month after the ANC intervened to broker truce within the embattled labour federation, unions have taken the Cosatu president to court.
Zwelenzima Vavi tells workers in PE to take control of their future, while in Polokwane, Zuma and the ANC take centre stage at Cosatu's massive rally.
With less than a week left to campaign, parties are scrambling to sway what appears to be a large group of undecided voters.
May Day is D-day for Zwelinzima Vavi, as Cyril Ramaphosa has issued a reminder that Cosatu must communicate the same message as the ANC.
Zwelinzima Vavi will campaign for the ANC, but his support will not be unconditional.
Tripartite alliance leaders lambasted Numsa during a march to defend the ANC called by the SACP and Cosatu.
Cosatu's Zwelinzima Vavi is back in the fold, and being compelled to wave the ruling party's pom-poms.
Reinstated Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is damned if he supports the ANC and damned if he doesn't.