The President of the South African National Education Health & Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU), Cde. Mzwandile Makwayiba elected President of the World Federation of Trade Unions during the recent 17th Congress of WFTU in Durban.
The Secretariat of NEHAWU issued a statement congratulating Cde.Makwayiba:
The National Education Health & Allied Workers Union [NEHAWU] congratulates its President, Cde Mzwandile Makwayiba for being elected as President of the World Federation of Trade Unions [WFTU] at the 17th Congress held in Durban last week. Cde Makwayiba will be President for the next five years.
His election proves the confidence WFTU has in his leadership capacity and we as NEHAWU, are more than convinced that he will tackle his new responsibility with aplomb. We wish him well in his new duty to service the more than 78 million workers belonging to more than 210 trade union organizations, from 105 countries across all six inhabited continents.
Cde Makwayiba will contribute greatly in undertaking the process to build proletariat internationalism, fight the system of capitalist oppression and the unification of the human race.
This further proves that NEHAWU is a trade union that takes internationalism very seriously and will continue to fight for workers not only in our native South Africa but worldwide as well.
The 17th World Trade Union Congress concluded with great success and high participation, 112 speakers took the floor to highlight the positive steps of WFTU the past five years. The Congress concluded with the election of the new leadership and the voting of the Platform of Action 2016-2020. During the Closing Ceremony thousands workers took place in a great rally to honour the 17th World Trade Union Congress.