ANC slams Cosatu for attack on Gordhan
By Khanyisa Tabata
26 August 2011
The ANC has slammed Cosatu for calling Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan “reactionary” and “part of a right-wing lobby” for calling for a review of labour laws in order to address youth unemployment.
The ANC’s Jackson Mthembu says instead of labelling an experienced, progressive comrade, Cosatu should have come up with a workable solution to the vexing problem.
In defending Gordhan, the ANC accuses its alliance partner of being disrespectful and contemptuous.
Mthembu says Gordhan is merely asking all of us how we can ensure that the youth who have no work experience, can access such experience and what the labour cost of accessing such experience in order to become employable.