David Gleason is a lone voice calling on the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) to show the world its assets and liabilities, who gets paid what, how much it collects from members and what it does with the money.

He has been trying to get this information from Cosatu spokesman Patrick Craven for several weeks now. It seems that Cosatu has something to hide (from the public).

I call on Business Day and its readers to support Mr Gleason in his efforts. Let us see what this trade union federation - which has a big say in the economic issues of SA through its affiliation with the African National Congress - is about.

It is in this position despite the fact that it s membership is less than 16% of SA's organised labour force.

Neil Fortune

Johannesburg