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 […]
November 5, 2019

SAFTU statement on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s second Investment Conference

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) deems the second Investment Council as a pure jamboree designed to pull wool over the eyes of South […]
November 1, 2019

SAFTU extends its deepest condolences to the wife, children , family friends following the untimely passing of an illustrious gentle giant of the journalistic craft, Xolani Gwala.

Mphephethwa as he was affectionately known ,succumbed to cancer after an arduous battle with the chronic illness since 2017. His death has abruptly put to a […]
November 1, 2019

The unbundling of Eskom, Not just a Roadmap, But a Death Trap for South Africa’s Energy Independence

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) joins NUMSA and NUM in opposing the decision to go ahead with the unbundling of Eskom. What is […]
October 30, 2019

SAFTU predicted Mboweni’s assault on workers and the poor

The Government has unveiled a total commitment to austerity measures, with Treasury especially targeting our tumultuous municipalities with the most severe budget cuts. The pleas of […]
October 29, 2019

StatsSA report – on 3rd quarter unemployment rise – demands an economic U-turn

The catastrophe of unemployment is so urgent to address, that we will not be standing on the rooftops telling this very stubborn government, we told you […]
October 28, 2019

SAFTU expects even more deeper levels of attack on the living standards of the working class from the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement

The Minister of Finance is expected to announce further austerity measures in the upcoming Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) in an efforts to please the […]
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 […]
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