2020 Statements

September 29, 2020

StatsSA Labour Force Survey may confuse some – but not the working class!

Is SA’s official statistical agency senile, or can we blame Government austerity? Amidst bizarrely contradictory statements, the official statistics agency of the South African government today […]
September 11, 2020

SAFTU LAMENTS GUPTA EVASION OF JUSTICE

It is by now obvious the government of South Africa has failed to exert sufficient pressure on the countries that harbour the fugitive Gupta brothers to […]
September 8, 2020

SAFTU is shocked by the extent of the GDP crash

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) expected a massive decline of the Gross Domestic Product in the second quarter of the 2020, following a […]
August 31, 2020

SAFTU stands in solidarity with the family and community of Nathaniel Julius

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) is utterly disgusted that yet again, the security forces stand accused of the brutal murder of a young, […]
August 28, 2020

SAFTU CALLS ON TREASURY AND THE RESERVE BANK TO STOP CODDLING ECONOMIC CRIMINALS – AND FINALLY PUT A HALT TO ILLICIT FINANCIAL FLOWS

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) periodically demands the Treasury and Reserve Bank change macro-economic policies, to take into account the extreme suffering of […]
August 28, 2020

SAFTU National Executive Committee Press Statement 28 August 202

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) held its ordinary National Executive Committee between 25 – 27 August 2020, online. The meeting was attended by […]
August 28, 2020

SAFTU condemns the Zimbabwe government for corruption, including the judicial system, when targeting political opponents and trade unions

SAFTU condemns the Zimbabwe government for corruption, including the judicial system, when targeting political opponents and trade unions SAFTU is aware that the Zimbabwean government has […]
August 24, 2020

SAFTU Rejects Censorship by Bosses of Natures Garden

SAFTU Rejects Censorship by Bosses of Natures Garden The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) condemns apartheid tactics applied by the bosses of Natures Garden […]
August 16, 2020

SAFTU statement on the announcement of lowering of regulations to level 2

After five months of brutal lockdown and terror in the face of a deadly virus that is killing killed hundreds of thousands across the world including […]
August 10, 2020

SAFTU saddened by the passing of Legendary Bob Mabena

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) is saddened by the news of the passing of Bob Mabena. Bob Mabena was a legendary radio DJ […]
August 8, 2020

SAFTU statement on Women’s Day 09 August 2020

“Gigantic evils arise from the fact that [women’s] labour, especially domestic labour, often the most wearisome and unending known to any section of the human race, […]
August 6, 2020

SAFTU lowers its banners in honour of the veteran trade unionist John Nkadimeng

The South African Federation of Trade Unions has learnt with great sadness the passing away of the trade union stalwart and leader of the working class […]
August 6, 2020

SAFTU statement on the Zimbabwe Crisis: A Tale of Betrayals and Repression!

Robert Mugabe was ‘disposed’ of by the very forces he did everything within his power to protect and nurture, that is, the armed forces, and the […]
August 3, 2020

SAFTU disgusted at the levels of crimes in our society

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) note with horror the crime statistics released by the Minister of Police, Mr Bhekokwakhe Cele accounting for the […]
August 3, 2020

SAFTU statement on escalating rates of looting

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) founding congress in April 2017 warned our members and the entire country that both of the ANC’s contending […]
July 29, 2020

SAFTU rejects the IMF and other foreign loans

The South African Federation of Trade Unions has consistently opposed the need to borrow from the international financial institutions for reasons we will once more outline […]
July 24, 2020

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) response to the President’s speech – 23 July 2020

The South African Federation of Trade Unions – SAFTU notes the message of President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered on the evening of the 23 July 2020. SAFTU […]
July 17, 2020

SAFTU CONDEMNS THE BRUTAL POLICE RESPONSE TO EASTERN CAPE COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE WORKERS WHILE OCCUPYING THE PROVINCIAL DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH OFFICES IN BHISHO, EASTERN CAPE

Last night, the police in the province fired rubber bullets on a group of  Community Healthcare Workers (mostly womxn) as they occupied Dukhumbane Building, Department of […]
July 16, 2020

SAFTU on the 3 million jobs lost

The Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey, published on 15 July, exposes an appalling and unprecedented economic and human catastrophe. It exposes the cruelty of a government and […]
July 15, 2020

SAFTU SUPPORTS THE DEMANDS OF THE UNITED EASTERN CAPE COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE WORKERS FOR PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT AT A LIVING WAGE

On Monday 06 July at 9am, Eastern Cape Community Health Care Workers together with other civic organizations handed over a Memorandum to the Eastern Cape Department […]
July 4, 2020

SAFTU statement on Myanmar mine workers’ disaster

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is appalled at the disaster at a mine in Myanmar which has taken the lives of at least 170 […]
July 2, 2020

SAFTU condemns the pro big business policies inflicting pain on the black working class

A stingy Treasury and hasty capitalists are creating unprecedented pain! Covid-19 is striking us the working class hard, and deep. The 2% decline in the year-on-year […]
June 27, 2020

SAFTU condemns Mogogeng Mogoeng’s pro-Israeli regime statement

The South African Federation of Trade Unions condemns the remarks reported to have been made by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng in a webinar on 23 June […]
June 25, 2020

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s revised budget is the last nail in the coffin of a poor majority already doomed to hell

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni did not surprise SAFTU or anyone who has come to know what he represents. He began his speech by confirming to Cyril […]
June 24, 2020

SAFTU response to mass unemployment that has become a pandemic

We are mired in a Great Depression, and workers are again taking the greatest pain. StatsSA released its Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) on June 23, […]
June 23, 2020

Why Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is sure to enrage the nation

The Treasury, representing financial-sector and corporate power, and burdened by extreme neoliberal ideology and a Western mini-me value system, is going to impose on South Africa […]
June 19, 2020

SAFTU statement on Gender Based Violence | Women’s Lives Matter!

Women’s Lives Matter! The South African Federation of Trade Unions is sickened and outraged at the latest murders of women – Tshegofatso Pule, found hanging from […]
June 17, 2020

SAFTU Congratulates NUMSA on court victory

The South African Federation of Trade Unions congratulates its affiliate, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), on its important victory in the Labour […]
June 16, 2020

SAFTU honours memory of the youth of Soweto 1976

At the time when the Black Lives Matter campaign is spreading across the world, it is more important than ever for South Africans and the world […]
June 5, 2020

Why the ANC government must Learn to Say #BlackLivesMatter – SAFTU condemns the low-intensity war against working-class activists!

The Unemployed People’s Movement in Makana and Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown) is under attack, and the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) joins Abahlali baseMjondolo (AbM) […]