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Confederation of South African Trade Unions (South Africa)


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Confederation of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) flag

"The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) was established on 30 November 1985, after four years of unity talks between the various trade unions opposed to apartheid.  It is committed to a non-racial, non-sexist and democratic South Africa".   It is one of the members of the "tripartite alliance", together with the African National Congress and the South African Communist Party.

The flag of COSATU has a red background the logo of the movement in the centre.  According to its official website, the logo symbolises the following: "The wheel represents the economy. The workers who drive the economy and the woman with a baby representing the triple challenges of economic exploitation, racial and gender oppression. The colours - The Red flag is for the working class, Black for the struggle against racial oppression by the black majority, and Gold for the wealth of South Africa. The slogan of 'An injury to one is an injury to all' is about the vision of social solidarity that binds the working class."
Esteban Rivera, 17 Nov 2017