October 16, 2019

The country has been lied to; load-shedding is back – now that elections are behind us!

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) is appalled by Eskom’s announcement of load-shedding which will start between 9 am and 11 pm today the […]
October 14, 2019

SAFTU Demands inclusion to NEDLAC

The enduring 730 000 strong South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) has yet again applied to affiliate to the National Economic Development and Labour Council […]
October 3, 2019

Zwelinzima Vavi on illicit cash flows and why unions must be concerned

Karl Marx who was a revolutionary economist and a philosopher viewed the system of  capitalism as immoral because it is a system in which workers are […]
September 30, 2019

Zwelinzima Vavi, SAFTU General Secretary, remarks on the Just Transition to the School of Labour and Urban Studies

Their Just Transition, And Ours Good afternoon comrades and friends! Thank you to the School of Labour and Urban Studies, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and comrades in […]
September 12, 2019

SAFTU is disappointed but not surprised that crime remains one of the biggest crises facing South Africa.

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) strongly condemns and is extremely disappointed at the crime levels which remain pervasive in the country. However, SAFTU […]
September 10, 2019

SAFTU rejects the office of the Registrar of Labour Relations that has made it illegal to embark on a “Strike Action” before conducting a secret ballot with members.

The South African Federation of Trade Unions sturdily condemns and rejects the new amendments to the Labour Relations Act setting out that there should be transitional […]
September 6, 2019

SAFTU statement on the passing of Robert Gabriel Mugabe

SAFTU sends its deepest condolences to the family, friends and comrades of the first President of Zimbabwe, comrade Robert Gabriel Mugabe who passed away in a […]
September 5, 2019

SAFTU sickened by rapes and murders of women

The South African Federation of Trade Unions expresses its anger and disgust at the recent rapes and murders of women in the Western Cape – UCT […]
September 3, 2019

SAFTU is relieved that the South African economy dodged a recession

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) is relieved that the South African economy dodged a recession but warns that the economy is far from […]
September 2, 2019

SAFTU calls on the working class to unite against their real enemies and to cease attacks on each other

SAFTU is once more forced to release another statement to express its disappointment at the flaring up of attacks directed against the foreign nationals and their […]
August 30, 2019

SAFTU rejects Mboweni’s economic strategy plan

The South African Federation of Trade Unions vehemently rejects Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s attempt to find a solution to the country’s economic crisis in his paper […]
August 29, 2019

SAFTU condemns snail’s pace of employment equity progress

The South African Federation of Trade Unions deplores the fact that 20 years after the passing the Employment Equity Act, the latest report of the Commission […]
August 26, 2019

The statement of the National Executive Committee of SAFTU

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) met in its ordinary session on the 21 – 23 August 2019 […]
August 19, 2019

Unite workers and the poor against xenophobic attacks, says SAFTU

“The working men have no country.” “The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. Workers of all countries, unite!” (The Communist Manifesto – Karl Marx […]
August 16, 2019

SAFTU statement on 7th anniversary of Marikana Massacre

“The state is nothing more than the form of organisation which the bourgeois necessarily adopt both for internal and external purposes, for the mutual guarantee of […]
August 5, 2019

SAFTU condemns the blackout of local soccer by the public broadcaster

SAFTU is dismayed that the capitalist greed, neoliberal and austerity programmes have combined to mean that ordinary South Africans could not watch South Africa’s number one […]
August 1, 2019

SAFTU calls for extraordinary interventions to stop South African reaching the rock bottom and a point of no return!

South Africa is fast approaching a point of no return, which threatens to place it on the precipice of an explosion, the risk of which we […]
July 31, 2019

SAFTU in solidarity with Northern Ireland workers occupying the Harland and Wolff shipyard to save jobs and skills!

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) declares its solidarity with workers in Belfast, Northern Ireland, who have been occupying the Harland and Wolff shipyard […]
July 31, 2019

SAFTU is fully behind the Tshwane and Durban workers strikes and demands

SAFTU condemns in the strongest term the actions of management both in Durban recently and now in Tshwane, who have provoked the workers, through their unjustifiable […]
July 30, 2019

SAFTU statement in response to the second quarter Labour Force Survey 2019

The Chickens have come back home to roost! Neoliberalism and Austerity programmes have dismally failed the poor and the economy! Government has committed itself to a […]
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