JOHANNESBURG – Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has criticized the Cosatu union, calling its establishment insignificant.
Malema made it clear while addressing EFF supporters in Middelburg, Mpumalanga on Sunday at Workers’ Day rally that his party intends to form its own union.
“We are preparing to form a union and not a Mickey Mouse union which is in cahoots with the employer because many unions are with the employer and not with our people,” Malema said.
Malema said he was confident the EFF union would overtake Cosatu.
Malema said the EFF, through its employment office, helped workers regardless of their political party affiliation.
The labor office is located at party headquarters and is headed by EFF MP Hlengiwe Mkhalipi, giving struggling workers the opportunity to enter.
“The labour desk of the EFF is doing very well. It is fighting battles day in and day out,” Malema said.
He said that the intervention of the party’s employment agency is constantly challenged in court because it is not a trade union.