We've got news for you.

Register on BusinessLIVE at no cost to receive newsletters, read exclusive articles & more.
Register now

Cosatu has resisted the introduction of vaccine mandates. Workers, it argued, should not be forced to vaccinate, though the labour federation has consistently encouraged members to get the shot voluntarily. Gentle persuasion rather than compulsion has been its preferred approach.

And this may well have been at least part of the reason President Cyril Ramaphosa dawdled in pushing vaccine mandates, even though it was clear long ago that the vaccination rate is not nearly where it should be. But Cosatu has now changed its position and Ramaphosa has its backing for vaccine mandates...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as articles from our international business news partners; ProfileData financial data; and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now