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The Central Committee takes place on the 14-16 April to assess progress in implementation of organisational review resolutions adopted by the 1st Central Committee.The 1st Central Committee resolved that COSATU and affiliates should embark on a systematic organisational review process.The findings of the review, should be used to gauge strengths and weaknesses and on that basis develop a Plan for organisational Renewal The September Commission dealt at length with the need for organisational change in the light of the new reality in which we operate.The Report from the Commission devoted two chapters to the question of organisational change, namely chapter 9 (Transforming ourselves to transform society: building effective organisation) and chapter 10 (Building the engines of COSATU: restructuring the Federation).Following this section is an analysis of the state of the Federation and some proposals for change.Thereafter, the report analyses the state of affiliates and on that basis offer recommendations for discussion.In the meantime some affiliates also embarked on organisational renewal programme but the results were mixed.Some affiliates used the process to reorganise themselves whereas some abandoned the project midstream.
Together, these unions represents approximately 340 000 members.
Some of our unions are facing pressing organisational challenges such as SATAWU, FAWU, CEPPWAWU, PAWE, SAAPAWU, CWU, NEHAWU and SACCAWU.
The organisational challenges express itself in unique ways but generally include loss of membership and inability of the union to increase its current size despite potential for growth.
As a result, progress in achieving self sufficiency has been undermined.
In addition, programme funding especially for political education has either declined or is non-existent..
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Although the Federation as a whole retain its vibrancy and dynamism, the Central Committee take place in the midst of unprecedented organisational challenges facing the Federation.