DA leader slams Cosatu
13 November 2010
The Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille says South Africa cannot expect to compete with the economic growth seen in Brazil, Russia, India and China until it stands up to Cosatu.
Zille says the trade union has too much influence, and is undermining the chances of young people getting jobs.
She says factory workers in Newcastle lost their jobs because the company could not afford to pay the prescribed minimum wage.
The opposition leader says Cosatu continues to push for inflexible labour legislation.
She also added that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan had to be applauded for his commitment to create five million new jobs by 2020, but that his efforts to introduce a wage subsidy were being blocked by Cosatu.