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Congress of South African Trade Unions
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Dates of existence
1985 - present
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) was launched in December 1985 after four years of unity talks between unions opposed to apartheid and committed to a non-racial, non-sexist and democratic South Africa. At the launch we represented less than half a million workers organised in 33 unions.
Republic of South Africa, Africa
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ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).
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Created by Julia Wylie, October 2016
Congress of South African Trade Unions . 2016. Brief history of COSATU. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.cosatu.org.za/show.php?ID=925. [Accessed 17 October 2016].