Union ac­tivist Craven quits Numsa

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PROM­I­NENT union­ist Pa­trick Craven is leav­ing the Na­tional Union of Me­tal­work­ers of South Africa (Numsa). In a state­ment late on Mon­day, Numsa gen­eral sec­re­tary Irvin Jim said: “On be­half of the Na­tional Union of Me­tal­work­ers of South Africa, I would like to thank com­rade Pa­trick Craven for his years of ser­vice to the work­ers’ move­ment in gen­eral, and to Numsa in par­tic­u­lar.” Craven re­signed from Cosatu in April 2015, after the con­tro­ver­sial ex­pul­sion of gen­eral sec­re­tary Zwelinz­ima Vavi. “It was be­cause of his prin­ci­ples that he re­signed from Cosatu in 2015, fol­low­ing its de­gen­er­a­tion from a mil­i­tant cham­pion of work­ers’ rights to the tame ad­junct of the rul­ing cap­i­tal­ist class that it is today,” Jim added. “His time of ser­vice in the move­ment was char­ac­terised by his un­sur­passed ded­i­ca­tion and ef­fi­ciency. His work ethic was un­der­pinned by a strong sense of prin­ci­ple and com­mit­ment. He has been an in­spi­ra­tion to us all.” – ANA

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