January 18, 2021

SAFTU warns the Treasury to stop frustrating efforts to provide vaccines – and to not even think of making the poor carry the burden

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) has taken notes of media reports – especially a Business Day interview of Treasury Director General Dondo Mogajane […]
January 16, 2021

SAFTU calls on Deputy Justice Zondo to demand testimony from President Ramaphosa

The testimony of former CEO of Eskom, Transnet and the Public Investment Corporation Brian Molefe, at the Zondo Commission today, January 15, 2021 included damning allegations […]
January 1, 2021

A Covid-19 rethink for 2021, please! Relief, prevention, treatment and vaccines all need a new approach!

There are several areas where, during 2020, South African ruling class efforts to reign in the deadly Covid-19 virus will be considered by workers very critically, […]
December 29, 2020

Eulogy by Zwelinzima Vavi, General Secretary of SAFTU to the memorial service of #PatrickMkhize

The Master of Ceremonies, Cde Virginia Magwaza Chief Mourner, Thandi Mkhize, the wife of our beloved Patrick Mkhize The children of Patrick Mkhize, Tracey and Leon, […]
December 23, 2020

SAFTU end-of-year statement 2020

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) sends festive greetings to all South Africans, with best wishes for a safe and happy holiday, and a […]
December 16, 2020

SAFTU appalled by the Labour Court decision to side with the employer in a wage dispute

SAFTU appalled by the Labour Court decision to side with the employer in a wage dispute SAFTU is appalled by the judgement of the Labour Appeal […]
December 15, 2020

SAFTU statement on the Statistics South Africa third Quarterly Employment Survey

Information critical from the economist Duma Gqubule Stats SA has two quarterly employment surveys. The QES is a survey of 21 000 non-agricultural formal enterprises. The Quarterly […]
December 8, 2020

SAFTU statement on StatsSA’s latest misleading GDP figures

SAFTU statement on StatsSA’s latest misleading GDP figures The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) has noted the third quarter 2020 GDP figures published by […]
November 26, 2020

SAFTU NEC held on the 23 – 25 November 2020 Press Statement

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) held its last National Executive Committee for 2020, on the 23 – 25 November 2020. The NEC met […]
November 22, 2020

SAFTU statement on reduced services to workers by the CCMA thanks to government austerity

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) is disgusted that workers continue to bear the brunt of the government’s unnecessary austerity programme. The Commission for […]
November 20, 2020

SAFTU celebrates the historic victory of the domestic workers!

SAFTU celebrates the historic victory of the domestic workers! The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) joins hundreds of thousands of domestic workers who are […]
November 16, 2020

SAFTU Eastern Cape statement in Support of Community healthcare workers

SAFTU fully supports the demand of the Community Healthcare Workers for that they be insourced and be permanently employment by the Department of Health at salary […]
October 21, 2020

SAFTU 1st Deputy President opening remarks to the SAFTU Inaugural National Gender Committee

Comrade delegates to this august gathering of SAFTU women fighters, welcome! On behalf of the National Office Bearers and the National Executive Committee, let me welcome […]
October 15, 2020

SAFTU is simply disgusted with the President’s attempts to pull the wool over the eyes of the public…

SAFTU is simply disgusted with the President’s attempts to pull the wool over the eyes of the public, pretending his new plan will lead to recovery […]
October 14, 2020

SAFTU’S RESPONSE ON ESKOMS THIRD FALSE NARRATIVE CLEARING JAN OBERHOLZER OF ALL WRONGDOING

  SAFTU calls For the Immediate resignation of the Eskom Board, The Eskom CEO, The Eskom COO and the Eskom Spokesperson Skhonathi Mantshantsha. SAFTU takes note […]
October 14, 2020

President Ramaphosa’s economic recovery plan will disappoint and enrage workers

We dread the “economic recovery plan” President Cyril Ramaphosa will present on October 15. Why? It is because of what we know so far. In August, […]
October 5, 2020

It is time to fight back! Save jobs! End poverty!

The Covid-19 pandemic has starkly exposed South Africa’s inequalities, at a time our country was already falling apart. We in SAFTU will not just fold our […]
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 […]
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