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Watch: New trade union launched

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JOHANNESBURG - A new labour federation looking to rival Cosatu was officially launched on Friday.

Veteran unionist Zwelinzima Vavi is the convener of the South African Federation of Trade Unions.

Vavi, a former Cosatu General Secretary, says the new union will have uncompromising independence at its core.

South Africa’s under-unionised workforce is sure to welcome a challenge to the Cosatu status quo.

But many will be questioning whether it’s just more of the same.

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