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S Africa unions 'out of touch with workers'
Country's oldest union federation, Cosatu, begins its national conference amid labour unrest.
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2012 22:25

Miners in South Africa are continuing their strike, and union rivalry and the main union's disconnect from its members has not helped the cause.

Amid the labour unrest, the parent union federation - the Congress of South Africa's Trade Unions (Cosatu) formed during apartheid era - is about to begin its national conference.

Some of its founders now believe the group, representing more than two million workers from various sectors, is out of touch with workers.

Al Jazeera's Mike Hanna reports from Johannesburg.

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