June 18, 2018

SAFTU supports call for class action to occupy Lindela Detention Centre

The South African Federation of Trade Unions supports the Occupy Lindela event to mark World Refugee Day this Wednesday 20 June 2018. There is nothing to […]
June 15, 2018

Soweto 1976: What do today’s youth have to celebrate?

On Saturday 16 June, the South African Federation of Trade Unions will join millions of South African in honouring the memory of the young heroes and […]
June 12, 2018

SAFTU demands urgent action on mine safety after latest tragedy

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is deeply saddened and angry at the death of four mine workers at the Kloof Ikamva Shaft near Westonaria. […]
June 12, 2018

THE WORST BETRAYAL OF PUBLIC SERVANTS – 2018 PSCBC AGREEMENT

The agreement signed in 2018 is in many respects worse than the 2014 – 2017 agreement. This agreement represents a savage attack on the living standards […]
June 7, 2018

SAFTU condemns Eskom’s war on its workers!

Workers must not pay the price for Eskom’s mismanagement and corruption Eskom has been brought to the brink of bankruptcy as a result of appalling levels […]
June 6, 2018

Shrinking economy – a catastrophe for workers and poor

The South African Federation of Trade Unions, since its founding Congress in April 2017, has been warning of a deepening economic catastrophe. Today’s report by Statistics […]
June 5, 2018

SAFTU demands justice for waste pickers

The South African Federation of Trade Unions has, from its launch, resolved to organize the unorganised and the army of workers ion the margins of the […]
June 5, 2018

SAFTU alarmed at effect of fuel price increase on the poor

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is alarmed at the harsh impact of tonight’s increase in fuel prices. From midnight petrol will cost 82 cents […]
June 2, 2018

Renewable energy is necessary, but not at expense of jobs, says SAFTU

The South African Federation of Trade Unions condemns the privatisation of energy generation to capitalist companies and supports NUMSA’s call for the social ownership of the […]
May 28, 2018

Protect our children! Says SAFTU

The South African Federation of Trade Unions fully supports Child Protection Week, from 25 May to 1 June, and calls for all South Africans to unite […]
May 26, 2018

NO to corruption and NO to Ramaphoria – SAFTU

The South African Federation of Trade Unions cheered and welcomed the recall of former President Zuma. His years in office were a catastrophe for the country, […]
May 25, 2018

SAFTU condemns assassination of S’fiso Ngcobo

The South African Federation of Trade Unions strongly condemns the assassination  of S’fiso Ngcobo, chairperson of the eKukhanyeni branch of community group Abahlali baseMjondolo, in Marianhill, […]
May 25, 2018

SAFTU is not celebrating President’s first 100 days!

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is not joining in the euphoria over President Ramaphosa’s completion of 100 days as President of South Africa. This […]
May 24, 2018

SAFTU shocked by Auditor-General’s report on municipalities

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is shocked by the report to Parliament by Auditor-General (AG), Kimi Makwetu, which revealed that irregular expenditure by municipalities […]
May 23, 2018

Media Statement on SAFTU Special NEC meeting and next stage of its campaign against National Minimum Wage Bill and Labour Law amendments, 23 May 2018

The South African Federation of Trade Unions held a special meeting of its National Executive Committee on Tuesday 22 May 2018. The meeting warmly congratulated its […]
May 17, 2018

SAFTU says NO to poverty pay and attacks on union rights

SAFTU says NO to poverty pay and attacks on union rights The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) has consistently opposed both the National Minimum […]
May 16, 2018

SAFTU sees nothing in latest job statistics but further misery for the unemployed

South Africa’s millions of unemployed workers will find nothing to cheer about in the employment statistics in the Quarterly Labour Force Survey released by Statistics South […]
May 15, 2018

SAFTU supports GIWUSA strikers

The South African Federation of Trade Unions sends a message of support and solidarity to the members of the General Industries Workers Unions of SA (GIWUSA) […]
May 15, 2018

SAFTU congratulates British workers on historic march through London

The South African Federation of Trade Unions made history on 25 April 2018 when thousands of workers surged on to the streets of South African cities […]
May 14, 2018

 SAFTU appalled by Labour Department’s rejection of submissions on National Minimum Wage Bill

The South African Federation of Trade Unions has noted with grave concern a press release from National Minimum Wage Research Initiative at the University of the […]
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