COSATU STATEMENT ON THE ANC NEC’S DECISIONS

COSATU has noted the African National Congress NEC's decisions on the Basic Conditions of Employment as reflected in the statement dated 14 July 1997.

COSATU is disappointed at the threats to withdraw the Bill if Labour and Business do not reach an agreement on areas in deadlock.

COSATU does not however wish to have a public slinging match with the ANC. An urgent Alliance meeting will be called so that the ANC can explain its decisions.

We remain of the view that the areas of disagreement between ourselves and government can be resolved at the Tripartite Alliance level.