February 27, 2020

SAFTU regards the 2020-2021 as a declaration of war on the working class and the poorest of the poor

SAFTU predicted that the 2020 Budget Speech will present the cremation of the working class alive! We were correct, indeed the working class and the poorest […]
February 25, 2020

SAFTU statement on the meeting with the Ministers

Last night of the 24 February 2020, SAFTU was invited and attended a meeting with government Ministers led by the Minister of Public Administration, Minister Senzo […]
February 14, 2020

SAFTU statement on the State of the Nation (SONA) Address – 2020

During intense hidden ideological contestations, it is easy for the members of the public to get lost in the details. SAFTU feels it must summarise for […]
February 12, 2020

Cry of the Xcluded launch statement: Let South Africa Work! Jobs, Dignity and Services!!!!

The unemployment crisis South Africa finds itself at a precipice. The economic malaise currently being experienced places the nation at a point of no return. The […]
February 3, 2020

SAFTU Condemns in the strongest terms the deregistration of its affiliate – DEMAWUSA

SAFTU is disgusted and angered by the Department of Labour Register who is seemingly targeting SAFTU unions for deregistration on the flimsiest of excuses. We have […]
January 30, 2020

SAFTU rejects insulting 5% increase in the national minimum wage

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is angry, though not surprised, by the pathetic offer from the National Minimum Wage Commission of a miserly 5% […]
January 30, 2020

SAFTU condemns Trump’s plan for Israel

The South African Federation of Trade Unions angrily condemns the ‘peace plan’ for Israel announced by US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. […]
January 23, 2020

SAFTU statement on the withdrawal of the appointment letter of its former Spokesperson: Mr Ntozakhe Douglas Mthukwane

SAFTU appointed Mr Ntozakhe Douglas Mthukwane on the 01 October 2019 to the position of the National Spokesperson, pending security and background check. The first check […]
January 17, 2020

SAFTU statement on the decision of the SA Reserve Bank to cut interests rate by 0.25%

The South African Federation of Trade Unions – SAFTU rejects the decisions of the SA Reserve Bank Monetary Policy as being too little too late. SAFTU […]
January 17, 2020

SAFTU calls for maximum unity of the Working Class to fight job loss blood bath and worsening unemployment

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU), condemns in the strongest terms the decisions of Massmart to curl 1400 jobs and close 13 stores. In […]
January 8, 2020

SAFTU statement on the matric results

SAFTU joins the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga and indeed many South Africans in congratulating the class of 2019 matriculants whose passed rate surpassed all […]
January 7, 2020

SAFTU condemns Trump’s murder of Iranian Army leader General Qassem Soleimani

Trump is the world number one terrorist Trump is a criminal Trump is a liar Trump is the threat to world peace The South African Federation […]
December 22, 2019

SAFTU End of Year message

The South African Federation of Trade Unions sends festive greetings and a message of solidarity to its members and to the working class of South Africa […]
December 17, 2019

SAFTU HAILS ULTIMATE RELEASE OF FEES MUST FALL STUDENT HERO!

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) is elated following President Cyril  Ramaphosa’s announcement that fees must fall activist, Kanya Cekeshe,  is due to be […]
December 14, 2019

Lessons of the British election

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is shocked and concerned by the victory of the extreme right-wing, elitist, racist and xenophobic Conservative Party in the […]
December 11, 2019

SAFTU condemns the Government and the South Reserve Bank for throttling the economy

The South African Federation of Trade Union is dismayed but not shocked by the figures released by the Statistics SA that showed that the country’s annual […]
December 4, 2019

SAFTU statement in response to the Economic decline Q3

Government’s naïve adherence to economic policy that is geared towards meeting the demands of the rating agencies, big business and the IMF/World Bank has indeed been […]
November 25, 2019

SAFTU statement on the 16 days of activism for no violence against women and children

The 25th November 2019, marks yet another critical day on our national and international calendar. Governments and civil society formations set aside sixteen (16) days of […]
November 21, 2019

Declaration of the Inaugural Central Committee of the South African Federation of Trade Unions, held on the 18 – 20 November 2019 at Birchwood Hotel

We the 350 delegates to the SAFTU Inaugural Central Committee held on the 18 – 20 November 2019, representing 29 of the affiliated unions with a […]
November 12, 2019

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) condemns the forced resignation of Bolivia’s socialist President Evo Morales and his Vice President, Álvaro García Linera.

In reality this was nothing less than a coup by the capitalist ruling class and the armed forces, supported by some disgruntled sections of the middle […]
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