Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) President, Zingiswa Losi, says the union had a direct influence in some of the Cabinet changes as an alliance partner.

Losi says the process of Cabinet appointments was the first of its kind in that the alliance partners were actively involved.

“This time around, it was completely different. We really sat there and said we are not happy here for these reasons and we think this one should not even be in cabinet. It was such a consultative meeting that really, this time, took into consideration the view of the alliance partners, says Losi.

Cosatu concluded its three day Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting on Wednesday.

Cabinet appointments and the African National Congress’ (ANC) performance at the polls were some of the matters on the agenda.

The trade union said it was waiting for President Cyril Ramaphosa to consult with its leaders on the composition of his new Cabinet.

Cosatu’s CEC took place at a time when the country is experiencing job losses.

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