2020 Statements

June 20, 2022

HIKING FOR LUXURY AND SPLENDOUR THE PUBLIC OFFICE BEARERS’ SALARIES

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) notes the callous attitude of the President and government to increases the salaries of the public office bearers […]
June 16, 2022

THE FUTURE IS NOT BRIGHT, CONDITIONS ARE WORSENING FOR THE WORKING-CLASS YOUTH

The South African Federations of Trade Unions (SAFTU) remembers the struggles young people have waged in the 1970s and 1980s. They have sacrificed their lives to […]
June 15, 2022

SAFTU OPPOSES THE R7.6 BILLION WORLD BANK LOAN BECAUSE OUR SOCIETY IS NOW AT BREAKING POINT

In a joint statement, the World Bank and National Treasury have announced a R7.6 billion (€454.4 million, or $480 million) loan to South Africa, supposedly meant […]
June 8, 2022

SAFTU ON GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT STATISTICS QUARTER 1 OF 2022

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which we have come to understand as the conservative measure of the value of all products and services produced, for quarter […]
June 7, 2022

BUILDING UNITY AND COHESION OF SAFTU FOR A CAMPAIGNING MILITANT FEDERATION

Healing and building unity were the central theme and outcome of the National Office Bearers’ (NOBs) meeting that took place on 06 June 2022. This was […]
June 3, 2022

GLENCORE MUST BE INVESTIGATED FOR ITS ACTIVITIES IN SOUTH AFRICA

In yet another illustration of how big corporates bend rules to make conditions favourable for their expansion and dominance, with the goal of extracting profits; Glencore […]
June 1, 2022

THE MINOR DECLINE IN UNEMPLOYMENT CANNOT BE CELEBRATED

SAFTU CONDEMNS “BUILD BACK BETTER” RHETORIC AS SHAM, CONFIRMED BY STATSSA   The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) notes the growth in employment statistics […]
May 27, 2022

SAFTU 2nd National Congress Declaration

SAFTU 2nd National Congress Declaration  We, the 709 voting delegates to this 2nd National Congress of the South African Federation of Trade Unions, hereby declare that […]
May 17, 2022

SIBANYE’S FRONEMAN SALARY PROVES WHY OUR CONCLUSIONS ABOUT CAPITALISM MUST BE REVOLUTIONARY

The total remuneration of R300 million paid by Sibanye Stillwater to its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Neal Froneman, has sparked outrage and lamentations from different sections […]
May 12, 2022

SAFTU SALUTES NURSES ON INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY

Covid-19 has exposed the incapacities of the global health system to swiftly deal with pandemics and save lives. However, not only did Covid-19 expose the inability […]
May 12, 2022

SAFTU IS IN SOLIDARITY WITH STRIKING WORKERS AT ACERLOMITAL SOUTH AFRICA

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) supports the workers strike at ArcelorMittal South Africa, led by our affiliate, the National Union of Metalworkers of […]
May 12, 2022

SAFTU CONDEMNS THE KILLING OF SHIREEN ABU AKLEH BY THE ISRAELI MILITARY FORCES

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) strongly condemns the assassination of a Palestinian journalist who worked for Al Jazeera, Shireen Abu Akleh. Shireen was […]
May 10, 2022

SAFTU PLEASED WITH CONVICTION OF FORMER EMPLOYEES WHO DEFRAUDED MUNICIPALITY IN THE WESTERN CAPE

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) welcomes the conviction and sentencing of two former employees of a municipality in the Western Cape, to a […]
May 4, 2022

HELP POOR HOUSEHOLDS TO MIGRATE TO DIGITAL TV ; SAVE FREE-TV

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) supports the campaign, #SaveFreeTV, initiated by People’s Media Consortium (PMC) and other interest groups.Though a digital migration is necessary […]
May 3, 2022

SAFTU MAY DAY 2022: WHY THE WORKING CLASS MUST COORDINATE A RENEWED FIGHT, TO DEFEND OUR VERY LIVES FROM CAPITALISM

South African workers are expressing grievances and are out on strike at many sites, and preparing for others. These include the mining, transport, and agricultural sectors. […]
April 26, 2022

THE ANC GOVERNMENT DEMONSTRATES YET AGAIN THAT IT DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THE OVERWHELMING POOR MAJORITY

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) is appalled at how government is bungling the Social Relief of Distress Grant transition process. This bungling will […]
April 14, 2022

SAFTU WISHES THE WORKING-CLASS HAPPY EASTER HOLIDAYS

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) wishes workers, students and all sections of the working class a happy easter. Further, we wish you safe […]
April 13, 2022

SAFTU IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF KWA ZULU NATAL FACING FLOODS

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) stands in solidarity with the people of Kwa Zulu Natal, who have suffered the horrors of floods that […]
April 8, 2022

SAFTU CALLS ON THE WORKING CLASS NOT TO TAKE THE LAW INTO THEIR OWN HANDS AND THUS WORSEN CONDITIONS IN OUR LAWLESS SOCIETY!

SAFTU MOURNS THE KILLING OF ELVIS NYATHI The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) calls on the poor and marginalised working-class community of Diepsloot – […]
April 6, 2022

GOVERNMENT FAILS STUDENTS FROM WORKING CLASS FAMILIES YET AGAIN

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) is gravely concerned with the delay in the disbursement of monies by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme […]
April 5, 2022

SAFTU WELCOMES THE TERMINATION OF THE NATIONAL STATE OF DISASTER

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) welcomes the termination of the National State of Disaster, which came into effect last night, midnight (04/05 March […]
April 1, 2022

SAFTU CONCERNED WITH THE SENTENCING OF MISS SIBONGILE MANI

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) learns with shock the sentencing of Sibongile Mani to 5 years of direct imprisonment, having been found guilty […]
March 29, 2022

THE UNEMPLOYMENT CRISIS CONTINUES TO WORSEN:

Quarterly Labour Force Survey 2022 The Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for quarter 4 of 2021 has been released. The statistics shows that the so called […]
March 27, 2022

THE POST NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE STATEMENT

THE POST NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE STATEMENT SAFTU’s National Executive Committee (NEC) held its first quarterly meeting on the 24th– 26th March 2022. The NEC is constituted […]
March 14, 2022

SAFTU CONCERNED BY THE CONFLICT OF INTEREST OF PUBLIC OFFICIALS DOING BUSINESS WITH THE STATE

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) is concerned by the revelation made in the Public Service Commission report to the National Assembly. The report […]
March 10, 2022

SAFTU CONDEMNS THE KILLING OF AYANDA NGILA AND DEMAND JUSTICE FOR HIS DEATH HARRASMENT OF EKHANANA COMMUNE MUST STOP

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) condemns the killing of Abahlali baseMjondolo activist and eKhanana Commune revolutionary and Dweller, Ayanda Ngila. It is reported […]
March 8, 2022

THE SOCIAL CRISIS OF CAPITALISM AND THE IMPENDING SOCIAL IMPLOSION

The South African Federation of Trade (SAFTU) is concerned that the growing crisis of capitalism, neocolonialism and neoliberal is setting the poor against the poor, worker […]
March 2, 2022

SAFTU WELCOMES PART 3 OF THE STATE CAPTURE REPORT

The State Capture report part 3 confirms what is already clear: a huge chunk of the public sector procurement budget is lost to corruption and outsourcing. […]
March 2, 2022

SAFTU IS IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE STUDENTS’ PROTEST AT WALTER SISULU UNIVERSITY

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) stands in solidarity with protesting students at Walter Sisulu University (WSU). The protest is in its fifth day, […]
February 28, 2022

SAFTU DOES NOT WELCOME THE CONCOURT RULING ON PUBLIC SECTOR WAGE DISPUTE

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) is displeased by the judgement of the Constitutional Court on the wage dispute between public sector unions and […]