South Africa's ANC-aligned union body expels vocal critic

November 8, 2014 8:48 AM

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s African National Congress-aligned labor federation expelled its biggest and most politically vocal trade union on Saturday, in a move that may stir worker unrest and hurt the coalition that has ruled since apartheid ended in 1994.

After meeting through the night, delegates from the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) voted 33-24 in favor of expelling the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA).

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