The league said it hoped that patriarchal tendencies in labour unions would be done away with.
“Cosatu must ensure that the entrenched patriarchal tendencies in labour unions and in alliance partners are dismantled for good and women freely contest to lead organizations without being labelled‚” Matuba said.
Losi replaced Sdumo Dlamini‚ who did not stand for re-election‚ and the league said it hoped that women’s issues in the workplace would be prioritised.
“The ANCWL extends best wishes to Cde Losi and her collective on their election. We trust that they will utilise their roles to effectively address labour issues with particular interests to women at workplaces who are still subjected to sexual abuses and gender parity wages‚” she added.
The league also applauded Cosatu members for treating all the contestants in the build-up to the congress with dignity and respect.
“Character assassination of contestants in the build-up to elective conferences must be frowned upon‚ by all alliance partners. Contestants must be treated with respect and contestation must be embraced as a democratic process of organization‚” Matuba said.