2019 STATEMENTS

May 14, 2019

SAFTU response to the worsening crisis of unemployment

For goodness sake, no South African can claim to be shocked by the horrific picture presented by the StatsSouthAfrica today the 14th May 2019. The trends […]
May 14, 2019

SAFTU has no illusions that the crisis facing the working class will continue to deteriorate post elections!

The South African Federation of Trade Unions – SAFTU has noted the results of the hotly contested 08 May 2019 elections. We are relieved that these […]
May 1, 2019

May Day- The Longest and Greatest General Strike in History!

As we are approaching May Day celebrations, workers should remember that this is not a day of rest from the punitive toil of work. Workers Day […]
April 26, 2019

Twenty-five years after democracy, more workers are unemployed, more people live in poverty, and South Africa has become the most unequal society in the world.

Its time for the working class to lead a new revolution!   “We are fighting for the complete liberation of our peoples, but we are not […]
April 11, 2019

SAFTU calls on the working class across the country to intensify the service delivery protest actions!

SAFTU is encouraged that more black working class are joining a new wave of mass protests against the current status quo are spreading like wild fire […]
April 8, 2019

SAFTU CALLS FOR A COORDINATED PROTEST IN ALEXANDRA AND ALL OTHER WORKING CLASS TOWNSHIPS

The South African Federation of Trade Unions was created after a number of unions came to a realisation that for over two decades, black people in […]
April 3, 2019

SAFTU rejects the xenophobia and Afrophobia

SAFTU has noted with dismay the resurgence of combination xenophobic attacks directed at our fellow African brothers and sisters in parts of our country, South Africa […]
April 1, 2019

SAFTU Statement on the Gangster State, Unravelling Ace Magashule’s Web of Capture

Neither SAFTU nor any informed South African can claim to be shocked by the new but old allegations of corruption levelled against the current Secretary General […]
March 25, 2019

SAFTU is dismayed and disgusted at the brutal assault of the SAPU President by the SAPS officials

The South African Federation of Trade Unions, SAFTU is shocked, disgusted and dismayed at the brutal assault of the President of the South African Policing Union, […]
March 18, 2019

SAFTU statement on the plight of the police and a call on SAPU to address this injustice!

The South African Federation of Trade Unions – SAFTU has noted that a new union called the South African Police and Allied Workers Union (SAPAWU) has […]
March 15, 2019

SAFTU statement on the Standard Bank decision to curl 1200 jobs

SAFTU is vindicated that workers cannot guarantee the future of themselves and their families in a capitalist arrangement that continues to devour jobs, create mass poverty […]
March 15, 2019

Press Statement of the SAFTU Special NEC held on the 13 March 2019

The National Executive Committee of the South African Federation of Trade Unions met on the 13 March 2019 to amongst other things evaluate the readiness of […]
February 26, 2019

Correctional Services must abide by ConCourt ruling on SACOSWU

At the Constitutional Court last year the SA Correctional Service Workers Union (SACOSWU) won a historic victory. In a majority verdict the court outlawed the abuse […]
February 26, 2019

SAFTU condemns Zimbabwe arrest of international union leader

The South African Federation of Trade Unions demands the immediate and unconditional release of the International Trade Union Confederation-Africa General Secretary, Kwasi Adu Amankwah.   He […]
February 20, 2019

SAFTU condemns Mboweni’s bosses’ budget

The South African Federation Trade Unions condemns the budget delivered by Tito Mboweni as a savage attack on the workers and poor. Instead it was  an […]
February 19, 2019

Workers must not have to pay for bosses’ crimes

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000149 EndHTML:0000001622 StartFragment:0000000199 EndFragment:0000001588 Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000149 EndHTML:0000001622 StartFragment:000 The The South African Federation of Trade Unions welcomes the liquidation of African Global – formerly known […]
February 18, 2019

SAFTU mourns tragic mine deaths

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is deeply shocked and saddened at the tragedy in Zimbabwe in which at least 24 workers have lost their […]
February 18, 2019

SAFTU demands a People’s Budget

Albert Einstein is widely credited with saying, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results” Tito Mboweni’s […]
February 12, 2019

Unemployment stats still shocking, says SAFTU

The South African Federation of Trade Unions has noted the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the fourth quarter of 2018 released by Statistics South Africa […]
February 8, 2019

SAFTU condemns Ramaphosa’s pro-big business and ‘business as usual’ SONA

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is deeply disappointed, though not at all surprised, by President Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address in Parliament. It […]
February 7, 2019

SAFTU condemns Trump’s plan for coup in Venezuela

The South African Federation of Trade Unions strongly condemns the attempt by the forces of international capitalism to instigate a regime change in Venezuela and urges […]
February 5, 2019

SAFTU alarmed by PIC corruption charges

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is alarmed at the revelations emerging in all three public inquiries currently taking place – into state capture,  the […]
February 1, 2019

SAFTU welcomes new NAPP, Shamila Batohi on her first day

The South African Federation of Trade Unions welcomes Shamila Batohi on her first day as National Director of Public Prosecutions and wishes her well as she […]
February 1, 2019

SAFTU shocked by school tragedy

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is deeply shocked at today’s tragic accident in which three children died at Höerskool Driehoek in Vanderbijlpark after a […]
January 31, 2019

SAFTU appeals to Nersa: Reject Eskom’s 15% three-year tariff increase!

The South African Federation Trade Unions strongly opposes the three-year 15% tariff increase being demanded by Eskom. If this is approved by the National Energy Regulator […]
January 24, 2019

SAFTU condemns systematic corruption, bribery and looting by Bosasa

The South African Federation of Trade Unions has noted the public outrage and shock at the damning allegations of corruption from Angelo Agrizzi, former Chief Operating […]
January 24, 2019

SAFTU mourns passing of Tuku Mtukudzi

The South African Federation of Trade Unions mourns the passing of Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi on 23 January 2019 in Harare. He was a Zimbabwean musician, businessman, […]
January 22, 2019

SAFTU statement on Oxfam inequality report

The South African Federation of Trade Unions welcomes the Oxfam report –  “Public Good or Private Wealth” – which has been published to coincide with the […]
January 22, 2019

Protest march against police brutality on Blue Ribbon and Dis-Chem strikers

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) Western Cape together with its affiliates Food and Allied Workers Union (FAWU) and the National Union of Public […]
January 21, 2019

SAFTU condemns brutal attacks on Zimbabwe protesters

The South African Federation of Trade Unions condemns the brutal attacks by the Zimbabwe regime on thousands of protesters who have taken to the streets in […]
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 […]