2018

February 17, 2018

SAFTU Statement in response to the State of the Nation Address

Firstly, SAFTU congratulates the newly elected President of the Republic, His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa. We wish him well as he ascends to the highest office in […]
February 15, 2018

SAFTU welcomes President Jacob Zuma’s resignation

The South African Federation of Trade unions warmly welcomes President Jacob Zuma’s resignation. This is long overdue! Zuma betrayed the working class of this country. He […]
February 14, 2018

SAFTU welcomes Hawks’ arrests

The South African Federation of Trade Unions welcomes the Hawks’ raid on the Gupta compound in Saxonwold, Johannesburg this morning, the arrest of Ajay Gupta, and […]
February 13, 2018

SAFTU welcomes Zuma’s recall

The South African Federation of Trade Unions welcomes the long overdue recall of Jacob Zuma as President of South Africa, though condemns the ANC leadership’s continuing […]
February 12, 2018

SAFTU demands arrest of Marikana massacre organisers

The South African Federation has noted the shocking testimony given to City Press (11 February 2018) by police officers who were among those at Marikana on […]
February 10, 2018

SAFTU condemns Public Protector’s report on Vrede Farm

The South African Federation of Trade Unions strongly condemns the report released by Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, which purports to be an investigation into “Allegations of […]
February 9, 2018

SAFTU pays tribute to Comrade June Dube

It is with great sorrow that the South African Federation of Trade Unions has learned of the passing away of June Dube, the President of the […]
February 8, 2018

SAFTU and #OutSourcingMustFall movement celebrate victory in Johannesburg

The South African Federation of Trade Unions warmly welcomes the announcement by Johannesburg Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba that the jobs of 4 000 security workers are […]
February 6, 2018

SAFTU condemns PIC loan to Eskom

The South African Federation of Trade Unions strongly condemns the decision of the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) to give Eskom a loan of R5 billion to […]
January 31, 2018

SAFTU deplores brutal attack on Springs farm worker

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is appalled and outraged by the allegations made against an Ekurhuleni employer and his family of horrific acts inflicted […]
January 26, 2018

SAFTU claims victory as NPA and Hawks finally crack down on corruption

The South African Federation of Trade Unions warmly welcomes this morning’s  search and seizure operations by the Directorate of Priority Crime Investigations (the Hawks) relating to […]
January 26, 2018

SAFTU broadly welcomes Commission of Inquiry’s term of reference but urges them to look at all state capturers

The South African Federation of Trade Unions broadly welcomes the terms of reference which will guide the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture and corruption. […]
January 23, 2018

SAFTU pays tribute to Hugh Masekela

The South African Federation of Trade Unions joins all South Africans, and millions of others around the world, in mourning the passing of the legendary Bra […]
January 23, 2018

SAFTU welcomes Singh’s resignation from Eskom

The South African Federation of Trade Unions welcomes the resignation of Eskom’s chief financial officer, Anoj Singh, and calls on the utility’s Head of Generation, Matshela […]
January 21, 2018

SAFTU welcomes appointment of new Eskom Board

The South African Federation of Trade Unions welcomes the removal of Eskom’s old Board of Directors and the appointment of a new Board headed by Telkom […]
January 21, 2018

SAFTU welcomes AFU’s action to recover “proceeds of crime”

The South African Federation of Trade Unions welcomes the preservation order granted by the Free State high court in Bloemfontein against the Gupta-linked Estina business. Judge […]
January 16, 2018

SAFTU shocked at zama zama deaths

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is shocked at the news that the decomposing bodies of seven suspected ‘illegal’ miners have been recovered near a […]
January 15, 2018

SAFTU in solidarity with NUPSAW strikers at DisChem

The South African Federation of Trade Unions backs its affiliate, the National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers [NUPSAW], which is preparing for a strike […]
January 15, 2018

The Net is Closing on Corruption

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) applauds the Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) team, under advocate Knorx Molelle, for obtaining an order under section 38 […]
January 15, 2018

SAFTU condemns cancellation of nursing intake

The South African Federation of Trade Unions pledges its total support to its affiliate, the Young Nurses Indaba Trade Union (YNITU), in rejecting the sudden, outrageous […]
January 13, 2018

SAFTU condemns Trump’s reported racist remark

The South African Federation of Trade Unions vehemently condemns the vile, racist remarks allegedly made on 11 January 2018 by US President Donald Trump. According to […]
January 10, 2018

SAFTU statement on the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture

The South African Federation of Trade Unions welcomes the statement by President Zuma announcing the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry into state capture. He had […]
January 9, 2018

SAFTU condemns murder of farm worker

The South African Federation of Trade Unions condemns in the strongest terms the murder of a 32-year-old farm worker on a farm in Tarlton, outside Krugersdorp. […]
January 5, 2018

SAFTU statement on Matric results and education crisis

The South African Federation of Trade Unions congratulates all the 75.1% of learners – and their teachers, families and school governing bodies – who passed their […]
January 5, 2018

SAFTU sends condolences to families of train crash victims

The South African Federation of Trade Unions sends its condolences to the families and friends of those who lost their lives in yesterday’s train crash in […]
January 3, 2018

SAFTU’s response to articles on Workers’ Party

The South African Federation of Trade Unions has noted the Star and Pretoria News stories under headlines that suggest that “SAFTU affiliates divided on setting up […]
October 5, 2017

Why SAFTU has laid fraud, theft, corruption and money laundering charges against Trillian and others

When the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) was launched in April this year we promised that South Africa would never be the same again. […]