Cosatu president S’dumo Dlamini has been given an ultimatum to either stand firm and take the union federation’s resolutions seriously, or an alternative leader will be elected to head the organisation. This stern warning comes from the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) health and safety national chairperson‚ Peter Bailey‚ who was making the NUM’s declaration at Cosatu’s closing session of its 6th central committee meeting, at St Georges Hotel in Pretoria on Thursday. "I want to say to the presidency [Dlamini]‚ you seem to be found wanting in articulating the decision of the federation and if you are going to behave in that manner‚ you are not assisting in uniting the federation. Now I want to make a humble plea with you‚ now that the central committee has reaffirmed the mandate‚ president of the federation‚ lead that process. "Lead [us] because you have almost 2-million workers behind you who have taken that decision. We don’t expect the secretariat to articulate that view. The s...

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