2018

April 18, 2018

SAFTU 100% behind bus workers’ strike

The South African Federation of Trade Unions pledges its total support for the bus workers who went on strike today, 18 April 2018. The unions are […]
April 18, 2018

SAFTU celebrates two victories at Imperial

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is celebrating a second great victory within 12 hours, with the announcement that Mark Lamberti has resigned as CEO […]
April 18, 2018

Victory for workers as Imperial Cargo withdraws suspensions for striking

Members of unions affiliated to the South African Trade Unions won an historic victory after they joined their comrades in the Democratised Transport Logistical Transport and […]
April 16, 2018

SAFTU shocked at decline in education spending per learner

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is shocked by the report that government spending on basic education per learner over the past seven years has […]
April 14, 2018

SAFTU condemns man who threw baby from roof but demands protection for shack dwellers

The South African Federation of Trade Unions condemns in the strongest terms the man in the Joe Slovo informal settlement in Port Elizabeth who threw his […]
April 13, 2018

SAFTU angered by shelving of wealth tax

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is deeply disappointed that the Davis Tax Committee has concluded that South Africa is “not ready” for a wealth […]
April 9, 2018

DA’s plan for national minimum wage exemptions expose its class roots

The Democratic Alliance exposed its true capitalist class character when its federal congress passed a resolution in favour of allowing employees to opt out of the […]
April 9, 2018

SAFTU condemns decision to jail Lula on trumped-up charges

The South African Federation of Trade Unions condemns the imprisonment of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, former President and leader of the Workers Party of Brazil, […]
April 6, 2018

SAFTU condemns NUM leaders’ summersault

The South African Federation of Trade Unions condemns the sudden and opportunist summersault by the leaders of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), over the Independent […]
April 5, 2018

SAFTU will fight threat to blackmail e-toll resisters

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is alarmed at reports that when the Administration Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Bill, currently being debated in […]
April 4, 2018

SAFTU shocked at horrific murder of mine workers

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is shocked at the horrific petrol bombing of a bus transporting mine workers from the Modikwa Platinum Mine in […]
April 3, 2018

SAFTU angry at move to exclude it from Nedlac

The South African Federation of Trade Unions has noted with anger the report in Business Day that the trade union federations represented in Nedlac’s labour constituency […]
April 2, 2018

SAFTU mourns passing of Comrade Winnie Mandela

The South African Federation of Trade Unions lowers its flags in honour of Comrade Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, one of the great revolutionary icons of the struggle for […]
March 29, 2018

SAFTU appalled at child labour report

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is appalled at the shocking report by Statistics SA that 577 000 children in South Africa, some as young […]
March 28, 2018

Employment survey: new jobs a drop in the ocean of unemployment

South African workers have no reason to cheer at Statistics SA’s latest Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) survey released on Tuesday 27 March 2018. The headline figures […]
March 25, 2018

SAFTU demands proper consultation with workers on new labour laws

The South African Federation of Trade Unions joins the growing chorus of people demanding that Parliament gives more time to debate the Minimum Wage Bill and […]
March 25, 2018

SAFTU appalled at charges against Zuma, Zokwana and COSATU President Dlamini

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is outraged by yet another serious allegation that former president Jacob Zuma is being investigated by the Hawks for […]
March 24, 2018

SAFTU condemns corrupt Transnet deal and demands local jobs

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is angered by the shocking revelation that China South Rail (CSR), a Chinese rail company, which allegedly paid bribes […]
March 23, 2018

SAFTU’s response to Business Day

The South African Federation Trade Unions strongly objects to an article in Business Day, ‘Saftu owes us papers, says Nedlac’, which asserts SAFTU failed to answer […]
March 20, 2018

SAFTU congratulates Justice Dikgang Moseneke on Esidimeni ruling

The South African Federation of Trade Unions congratulates former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke on his ruling in the Life Esidimeni Arbitration – that the Gauteng […]
March 20, 2018

SAFTU welcomes Moyane’s suspension

The South African Federation of Trade Unions welcomes the suspension by President Cyril Ramaphosa of SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane and his replacement by Mark Kingon. The […]
March 19, 2018

Statement on the fourth meeting of the National Executive Committee of the South African Federation of Trade Unions, 16-18 March 2018

The South African Federation of Trade Unions held a scheduled meeting of its National Executive Committee (NEC) from 16-18 March 2018, attended by delegates from its […]
March 17, 2018

SAFTU welcomes Zuma prosecution

The South African Federation of Trade Unions enthusiastically welcomes the long-overdue decision of the National Prosecution Authority (NPA) to prosecute former president Jacob Zuma on16 charges […]
March 15, 2018

SAFTU appalled at violence on Metrorail trains

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is appalled and angry at the frequency and brutality of attacks on workers and passengers on Prasa’s Metrorail trains. […]
March 15, 2018

SAFTU welcome Marikana arrests but demands action against all culprits

The South African Federation of Trade Unions welcomes the arrest of seven senior police officials and two security guards who appeared in the Rustenburg Magistrate’s Court […]
March 15, 2018

Jobs crisis at Evander and nationally

The South African Federation of Trade Unions pledges its solidarity with the mineworkers at the Evander mine in Mpumalanga, who are the latest victims of the […]
March 13, 2018

SAFTU calls for Public Protector’s resignation or dismissal

The South African Federation of Trade Unions fully supports the demand for the resignation or dismissal of the Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane. The Federation has already […]
March 12, 2018

SAFTU congratulates FAWU on march to Parliament

The South African Federation of Trade Unions warmly congratulates its affiliate, the Food and Allied workers Union on their march to Parliament today. The federation fully […]
March 1, 2018

SAFTU condemns Hawks raid on Jacques Pauw

The South African Federation of Trade Unions strongly condemns the raid on the home of Jacques Pauw, author of “The President’s Keepers”, carried out by the […]
March 1, 2018

The land shall be shared among those who work it!

The South African Congress of Trade Unions welcomes Parliament’s vote to set in motion a process to amend the Constitution so as to allow for the […]
March 1, 2018

Economic crime is rife across all sectors of the economy

The South African Federation of Trade Unions has noted two recent reports which graphically confirm its view that economic crimes in South Arica are not confined […]
February 27, 2018

SAFTU condemns Cabinet reshuffle

The South African Federation of Trade Unions notes with outrage the Cabinet reshuffle announced by President Ramaphosa. It proves beyond doubt that the ANC is now […]
February 26, 2018

SAFTU solidarity with striking mine-workers

The South African Federation of Trade Unions pledges its full support for the striking workers at Gupta-owned mines who are not being paid. About 2,000 workers, […]
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 […]