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JOHANNESBURG, Sept 18 (Reuters) A top South buy canada goose jacket African labour uk canada goose outlet leader urged a fresh start for the canada goose country biggest unions on Tuesday, saying change was needed in the wake of recent violence and the challenge canada goose clearance sale posed by the rise of canada goose black friday sale the militant AMCU union.

Forty five miners died in clashes between competing canada goose factory sale unions last month, including 34 miners shot Canada Goose Outlet dead by police in the deadliest security incident since the end of canada goose uk outlet apartheid.

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A member of the country African National Congress led uk canada goose (ANC) ruling alliance, COSATU has used thuggish behaviour in labour disputes in the past but now finds itself the target of intimidation from rivals.

Vavi has tried to show buy canada goose jacket cheap he is willing to take on the ANC, saying President Jacob Zuma government is canada goose clearance condoning a culture of corruption, and has held back Canada Goose sale on canada goose uk shop support for Zuma ahead of a party canadian goose jacket leadership vote in December.

Yet the alliance with the ANC, forged in the struggle against Canada Goose Jackets apartheid, has come canada goose store in for public criticism after last month violence at Lonmin Marikana platinum mine where most of the miners killed by police were supporters of the rival AMCU.

GROWING SOFT Critics of the 300,000 strong National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), part of COSATU, feel NUM is more concerned about serving its political allies than miners. is more than a simple labour issue. What we are dealing with are ingrained societal inequalities that are coming home to roost, labour expert Tony Healy said.

Established in 1985, many of the young revolutionaries who have Canada Goose Online been COSATU members for years are now middle aged and older, and earn wages that place them firmly in the middle class.

For some younger workers, COSATU and unions such as NUM have gone soft, canada goose coats on sale with their leaders seeking to maintain their status at the expense of new entrants to the labour force and the poor.

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The group represents the bulk of South Africa miners, factory workers and civil servants and has won steady wage increases for its members.

The average worker in the mining sector has seen double digit annual pay increases for years and now earns 14,151 rand ($1,700) a month in wages and benefits, more than double per capita GDP, government data show.

The marriage of convenience with the ANC provides job security for union members, but has resulted in one of the world worst markets for overpaying unproductive workers, according to the World Economic Forum cheap Canada Goose Parkas Global Competitiveness Report.

The typical South African canada goose coats factory worker makes about six times more than their Chinese counterpart yet produces less.

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