April 18, 2018

SAFTU 100% behind bus workers’ strike

The South African Federation of Trade Unions pledges its total support for the bus workers who went on strike today, 18 April 2018. The unions are […]
April 18, 2018

SAFTU celebrates two victories at Imperial

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is celebrating a second great victory within 12 hours, with the announcement that Mark Lamberti has resigned as CEO […]
April 18, 2018

Victory for workers as Imperial Cargo withdraws suspensions for striking

Members of unions affiliated to the South African Trade Unions won an historic victory after they joined their comrades in the Democratised Transport Logistical Transport and […]
April 16, 2018

SAFTU shocked at decline in education spending per learner

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is shocked by the report that government spending on basic education per learner over the past seven years has […]
April 14, 2018

SAFTU condemns man who threw baby from roof but demands protection for shack dwellers

The South African Federation of Trade Unions condemns in the strongest terms the man in the Joe Slovo informal settlement in Port Elizabeth who threw his […]
April 13, 2018

SAFTU angered by shelving of wealth tax

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is deeply disappointed that the Davis Tax Committee has concluded that South Africa is “not ready” for a wealth […]
April 9, 2018

DA’s plan for national minimum wage exemptions expose its class roots

The Democratic Alliance exposed its true capitalist class character when its federal congress passed a resolution in favour of allowing employees to opt out of the […]
April 9, 2018

SAFTU condemns decision to jail Lula on trumped-up charges

The South African Federation of Trade Unions condemns the imprisonment of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, former President and leader of the Workers Party of Brazil, […]
April 9, 2018

Address by the SAFTU General Secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi to the SALIPSWU Founding Congress, held in Thaba Nchu

We bring revolutionary greetings from the National Office Bearers and members of the South African Federation of Trade Unions and wish you a very successful founding […]
April 6, 2018

SAFTU condemns NUM leaders’ summersault

The South African Federation of Trade Unions condemns the sudden and opportunist summersault by the leaders of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), over the Independent […]
April 5, 2018

SAFTU will fight threat to blackmail e-toll resisters

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is alarmed at reports that when the Administration Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Bill, currently being debated in […]
April 4, 2018

SAFTU shocked at horrific murder of mine workers

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is shocked at the horrific petrol bombing of a bus transporting mine workers from the Modikwa Platinum Mine in […]
April 3, 2018

SAFTU angry at move to exclude it from Nedlac

The South African Federation of Trade Unions has noted with anger the report in Business Day that the trade union federations represented in Nedlac’s labour constituency […]
April 2, 2018

SAFTU mourns passing of Comrade Winnie Mandela

The South African Federation of Trade Unions lowers its flags in honour of Comrade Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, one of the great revolutionary icons of the struggle for […]
March 29, 2018

SAFTU appalled at child labour report

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is appalled at the shocking report by Statistics SA that 577 000 children in South Africa, some as young […]
March 28, 2018

Employment survey: new jobs a drop in the ocean of unemployment

South African workers have no reason to cheer at Statistics SA’s latest Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) survey released on Tuesday 27 March 2018. The headline figures […]
March 25, 2018

SAFTU demands proper consultation with workers on new labour laws

The South African Federation of Trade Unions joins the growing chorus of people demanding that Parliament gives more time to debate the Minimum Wage Bill and […]
March 25, 2018

SAFTU appalled at charges against Zuma, Zokwana and COSATU President Dlamini

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is outraged by yet another serious allegation that former president Jacob Zuma is being investigated by the Hawks for […]
March 24, 2018

SAFTU condemns corrupt Transnet deal and demands local jobs

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is angered by the shocking revelation that China South Rail (CSR), a Chinese rail company, which allegedly paid bribes […]
March 23, 2018

SAFTU’s response to Business Day

The South African Federation Trade Unions strongly objects to an article in Business Day, ‘Saftu owes us papers, says Nedlac’, which asserts SAFTU failed to answer […]
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