2019 STATEMENTS

January 17, 2019

Nationalise the Reserve Bank! – SAFTU

The South African Federation of Trade Unions condemns the statement by Tito Mboweni and Cyril Ramaphosa that the Reserve Bank’s “independence” is “non-negotiable”. In a constitutional, […]
January 16, 2019

SAFTU supports call for Gwede Mantashe to stay away from Xolobeni

The South African Federation of Trade Unions fully supports the Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC) which is fighting a long battle to prevent the government from issuing […]
January 16, 2019

SAFTU supports Sibanye Stillwater mine workers’ strike

The South African Federation of Trade Unions declares its full support for the mine workers employed by Sibanye-Stillwater, both those already on strike in the gold […]
January 16, 2019

SAFTU statement on the ANC 2019 elections manifesto

The South African Federation of Trade Unions has noted the ANC’s  manifesto for the 2019 elections and has no confidence that it will lead to any […]
January 16, 2019

SAFTU supports Zimbabwe general strike and strongly condemns government violence and tyranny

The South African Federation of Trade Unions supports the national strike called by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), after the government more than doubled […]
January 15, 2019

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) SERVICE CHARTER

Under which conditions are we building SAFTU? The Quarterly Labour Force Survey of Q4 2016 tells us that a scandalous situation exists where 62% of workers […]
January 11, 2019

SAFTU congratulates workers of India and Mali on general strike action

The South African Federation Trade Unions congratulates the 200 million workers in India who brought the country to a halt on 8-9 January, in what must […]
January 10, 2019

SAFTU supports Zimbabwe workers’ struggle

The South African Federation of Trade Unions sends a message of solidarity and support to the public-sector workers of Zimbabwe who are striking against cuts in […]
January 9, 2019

SAFTU is appalled by today’s report by the Spectator Index which ranks SA’s youth unemployment rate as the highest in the world.

Of the countries it ranked‚ the Spectator Index said the five countries with the highest youth unemployment were SA at 52.8%, followed by Greece (36.8%)‚ Spain […]