August 16, 2019

SAFTU statement on 7th anniversary of Marikana Massacre

“The state is nothing more than the form of organisation which the bourgeois necessarily adopt both for internal and external purposes, for the mutual guarantee of […]
August 5, 2019

SAFTU condemns the blackout of local soccer by the public broadcaster

SAFTU is dismayed that the capitalist greed, neoliberal and austerity programmes have combined to mean that ordinary South Africans could not watch South Africa’s number one […]
August 1, 2019

SAFTU calls for extraordinary interventions to stop South African reaching the rock bottom and a point of no return!

South Africa is fast approaching a point of no return, which threatens to place it on the precipice of an explosion, the risk of which we […]
July 31, 2019

SAFTU in solidarity with Northern Ireland workers occupying the Harland and Wolff shipyard to save jobs and skills!

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) declares its solidarity with workers in Belfast, Northern Ireland, who have been occupying the Harland and Wolff shipyard […]
July 31, 2019

SAFTU is fully behind the Tshwane and Durban workers strikes and demands

SAFTU condemns in the strongest term the actions of management both in Durban recently and now in Tshwane, who have provoked the workers, through their unjustifiable […]
July 30, 2019

SAFTU statement in response to the second quarter Labour Force Survey 2019

The Chickens have come back home to roost! Neoliberalism and Austerity programmes have dismally failed the poor and the economy! Government has committed itself to a […]
July 23, 2019

SAFTU calls on the Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane to step down!

SAFTU has noted the damning and scathing Constitutional Court judgement which not only dismissed Public Protector’s appeal against personal cost order by the North Gauteng High […]
July 19, 2019

SAFTU statement on the damning Public Protectors findings against the President

SAFTU has noted that the Public Protector issued a report that found that President Cyril Ramaphosa “misled parliament” over the R500 000 Bosasa payment account. SAFTU […]
July 18, 2019

SAFTU calls for a fall of at least 3% in interests rates to begin a long overdue economic recovery!

SAFTU believes that the July 18 rate cut must exceed the tokenistic 0.25% widely predicted. Our situation is so dire, that we desperately need both a […]
July 17, 2019

SAFTU tribute to the legend Johnny Clegg

SAFTU lowers its revolutionary banners to salute one of the colossal icons of South Africa’s cultural activism of all time, Johnny Clegg.  For many decades, Johnny […]
July 14, 2019

SAFTU statement on the relentless attack on the leadership of the ICTU by Telkom Management under the leadership of CEO Sipho Maseko

SAFTU deplores the instituting of Nuremberg trials against the leadership of our affiliate the Information Communication and Technology – ICTU based on results of the membership […]
July 12, 2019

SAFTU calls for the return to the politics based on principles and not current politics of convenience and opportunism in our parliament!

Nothing demonstrates more than the forever-unending parliamentary drama and circus that the ruling class politics are in turmoil. SAFTU has noted with concern the continued degeneration […]
July 5, 2019

SAFTU condemns the assassination of the DEMAWUSA Leader in Nelson Mandela Metro, comrade Bongani Cola The spear of a gallant fighter has fallen – pick it up!

Yet another political activist was gunned down and killed in front of his own children yesterday morning. This time the target was SAFTU! A deputy chairperson […]
June 26, 2019

SAFTU rejects and condemns the DA leader Mmusi Maimane for suggesting that the protection of workers rights causes unemployment

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is not surprised by the latest misinformed and misdiagnosis of South Africa’s economic crisis by the leader of the […]
June 26, 2019

The South African Federation of Trade Unions Condemns Lanxess Chrome Mine for Not Taking Serious Considerations of Health and Death Threats To Underground Workers.

The South African Federation of Trade Union, SAFTU to draw the attention of South Africans and workers the world over that about 200 workers employed by […]
June 21, 2019

SAFTU response to the state of the nation address

Nothing has demonstrated how the ANC has reached its sell-by date than the speech delivered by its President on the 20 June 2019. Nothing has demonstrated […]
June 19, 2019

SAFTU expects more hell for workers from the state of the nation address

“In our country-more than in any other part of the oppressed world-it is inconceivable for liberation to have meaning without a return of the wealth of […]
June 4, 2019

SAFTU is not shocked by the 3.2% decline of the GDP in the first quarter of 2019

South African economy has long being stagnated! It is trapped in a neo colonial structure that reproduces unemployment, poverty and inequalities. Even when it grew at […]
June 4, 2019

SAFTU strongly condemns the government numerous statements pointing to the zeal to slaughter thousands of jobs in the public service and state owned enterprises

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000149 EndHTML:0000013118 StartFragment:0000000199 EndFragment:0000013084 StartSelection:0000000199 EndSelection:0000013084 As we have stated before, once the elections are over the ANC led government will carry out its threat […]
May 30, 2019

SAFTU response to President Cyril Ramaphosa Executive

The South African Federation of Trade Unions – SAFTU has noted the appointment of the new Executive by the new President of our country, Mr Cyril […]
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