February 12, 2019

Unemployment stats still shocking, says SAFTU

The South African Federation of Trade Unions has noted the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the fourth quarter of 2018 released by Statistics South Africa […]
February 8, 2019

SAFTU condemns Ramaphosa’s pro-big business and ‘business as usual’ SONA

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is deeply disappointed, though not at all surprised, by President Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address in Parliament. It […]
February 7, 2019

SAFTU condemns Trump’s plan for coup in Venezuela

The South African Federation of Trade Unions strongly condemns the attempt by the forces of international capitalism to instigate a regime change in Venezuela and urges […]
February 5, 2019

SAFTU alarmed by PIC corruption charges

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is alarmed at the revelations emerging in all three public inquiries currently taking place – into state capture,  the […]
February 1, 2019

SAFTU welcomes new NAPP, Shamila Batohi on her first day

The South African Federation of Trade Unions welcomes Shamila Batohi on her first day as National Director of Public Prosecutions and wishes her well as she […]
February 1, 2019

SAFTU shocked by school tragedy

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is deeply shocked at today’s tragic accident in which three children died at Höerskool Driehoek in Vanderbijlpark after a […]
January 31, 2019

SAFTU appeals to Nersa: Reject Eskom’s 15% three-year tariff increase!

The South African Federation Trade Unions strongly opposes the three-year 15% tariff increase being demanded by Eskom. If this is approved by the National Energy Regulator […]
January 24, 2019

SAFTU condemns systematic corruption, bribery and looting by Bosasa

The South African Federation of Trade Unions has noted the public outrage and shock at the damning allegations of corruption from Angelo Agrizzi, former Chief Operating […]
January 24, 2019

SAFTU mourns passing of Tuku Mtukudzi

The South African Federation of Trade Unions mourns the passing of Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi on 23 January 2019 in Harare. He was a Zimbabwean musician, businessman, […]
January 22, 2019

SAFTU statement on Oxfam inequality report

The South African Federation of Trade Unions welcomes the Oxfam report –  “Public Good or Private Wealth” – which has been published to coincide with the […]
January 22, 2019

Protest march against police brutality on Blue Ribbon and Dis-Chem strikers

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) Western Cape together with its affiliates Food and Allied Workers Union (FAWU) and the National Union of Public […]
January 21, 2019

SAFTU condemns brutal attacks on Zimbabwe protesters

The South African Federation of Trade Unions condemns the brutal attacks by the Zimbabwe regime on thousands of protesters who have taken to the streets in […]
January 17, 2019

Nationalise the Reserve Bank! – SAFTU

The South African Federation of Trade Unions condemns the statement by Tito Mboweni and Cyril Ramaphosa that the Reserve Bank’s “independence” is “non-negotiable”. In a constitutional, […]
January 16, 2019

SAFTU supports call for Gwede Mantashe to stay away from Xolobeni

The South African Federation of Trade Unions fully supports the Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC) which is fighting a long battle to prevent the government from issuing […]
January 16, 2019

SAFTU supports Sibanye Stillwater mine workers’ strike

The South African Federation of Trade Unions declares its full support for the mine workers employed by Sibanye-Stillwater, both those already on strike in the gold […]
January 16, 2019

SAFTU statement on the ANC 2019 elections manifesto

The South African Federation of Trade Unions has noted the ANC’s  manifesto for the 2019 elections and has no confidence that it will lead to any […]
January 16, 2019

SAFTU supports Zimbabwe general strike and strongly condemns government violence and tyranny

The South African Federation of Trade Unions supports the national strike called by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), after the government more than doubled […]
January 15, 2019

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) SERVICE CHARTER

Under which conditions are we building SAFTU? The Quarterly Labour Force Survey of Q4 2016 tells us that a scandalous situation exists where 62% of workers […]
January 11, 2019

SAFTU congratulates workers of India and Mali on general strike action

The South African Federation Trade Unions congratulates the 200 million workers in India who brought the country to a halt on 8-9 January, in what must […]
January 10, 2019

SAFTU supports Zimbabwe workers’ struggle

The South African Federation of Trade Unions sends a message of solidarity and support to the public-sector workers of Zimbabwe who are striking against cuts in […]
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