2018

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 […]
March 11, 2019

SAFTU is disgusted at the immoral, corrupt and racist behaviour of FNB

The South African Federation of Trade Unions – SAFTU is looking at what more legal and political steps should be taken to make the First National […]
March 11, 2019

SAFTU calls on the President Ramaphosa to dismiss Arthur Fraser and Siyabonga Cwele with immediate effect

The South African Federation of Trade Unions – SAFTU welcomes the report of the panel led by former Minister of Police, Sydney Mufamadi reviewing the Intelligence […]
March 11, 2019

SAFTU is disgusted by the decision of NERSA to grant ESKOM above inflation tariffs increases

Whilst SAFTU welcomes the decision of NERSA not to grant the extremely insensitive and insulting Eskom’s request to increase electricity tariffs by a staggering 17.1% for […]
December 28, 2018

Workers of the World unite! SAFTU New Year message

The South African Federation of Trade Unions sends a message of solidarity to all the workers of the world, to the poor and hungry, the employed […]
December 23, 2018

End of the year message from SAFTU President Mac Chavalala

End of the year message from SAFTU President Mac Chavalala  Revolutionary and seasonal greetings to the SAFTU leadership collective in the National Executive Committee, the provinces […]
December 20, 2018

SAFTU incensed by Mbalula’s latest corruption charge

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is incensed by the Public Protector’s report that former sports minister Fikile Mbalula asked Yusuf Dockrat, the director of […]
December 18, 2018

SAFTU MOURNS the passing of Booi

SAFTU mourns the passing of Zamille Booi The South African Federation of Trade Unions is deeply saddened by the passing of Zamile Booi, in a road […]
December 17, 2018

SAFTU APPALLED AT EDCON’S POTENTIAL JOB LOSSES

SAFTU appalled at Edcon’s potential job losses The South African Federation of Trade unions is appalled at the prospect of the imminent liquidation of Edcon, which […]
December 13, 2018

SAFTU plans mass action for change in 2019

The poor of our country are suffering! A human calamity is unfolding! The difference is that this is not making headlines because the poor who are […]
December 11, 2018

SAFTU condemns latest job losses

The South African Federation of Trade Unions laments the fact that despite all the empty promises from the Jobs Summit employment has declined even further in […]
December 11, 2018

Solidarity with the people of France!

The South African Federation of Trade Unions salutes the workers of France who have been protesting in their hundreds of thousands against President Emmanuel Macron’s ‘government […]
December 10, 2018

SAFTU congratulates TAC on 20 years of struggle

The South African Federation of Trade Unions congratulates the Treatment Action Campaign on the 20th anniversary of its launch on 10 December 1998. We join them […]
December 7, 2018

SAFTU rejects poverty minimum wage

The South Africa Federation of Trade Unions has noted with disgust President Ramaphosa’s announcement of the implementation date of the poverty national minimum wage. It is […]
December 7, 2018

Act now to end load-shedding catastrophe, says SAFTU

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is deeply alarmed at the latest massive crisis at Eskom. When load-shedding began in 2008 it was a national […]
December 5, 2018

SAFTU ON PLASTIC STRIKE

The South African Federation of Trade Union gives its full support to the strike by NUMSA members in the plastics sector. SAFTU can see that this […]
December 5, 2018

SAFTU disgusted at write-off of workers investments

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is disgusted that the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF), which manages the savings of government employees, has had to […]
December 4, 2018

SAFTU urges new NPA head to fight corruption and gangsterism

The South African Federation of Trade Unions congratulates Advocate Shamila Batohi on her appointment as the new head of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), and wishes her […]
December 4, 2018

Recession for the poor remains and is getting worse – SAFTU

The South African Federation of Trade Unions sees no reason to celebrate the news that, according to StatsSA’s report of 2.2% GDP growth for the third […]
December 1, 2018

SAFTU condemn’s Remgro’s strike of capital

The South African Federation of Trade Unions has noted remarks made by Johann Rupert which confirm everything the federation has been saying about a “strike of […]
November 28, 2018

SAFTU condemns article falsely accusing it of “rejecting” NUMSA and the SRWP

The South African Federation of Trade Unions strongly condemns an article on the BusinessLIVE website on 27 November 2018, entitled: “Saftu rejects Numsa’s Socialist Revolutionary Workers […]
November 27, 2018

Stop the violence against women and children, demands SAFTU

The South African Federation of Trade Unions fully backs the 16 days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children, from 25 November to 10 […]
November 27, 2018

NEC media statement

The South African Federation of Trade Unions held a meeting of its National Executive Committee from 20-22 November 2018 in Johannesburg. It was attended by the […]
November 24, 2018

SAFTU welcomes Dan Matjia’s resignation

The South Africa Federation of Trade Unions welcomes the resignation of the Chief Executive Officer of the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), Dan Matjila. The PIC manages […]
November 24, 2018

SAFTU does not welcome Poverty National Minimum Wage Act

The overwhelming majority of workers wiil not be celebrating the signing into law of the Below Poverty National Minimum Wage Act by President Ramaphosa. The South […]
November 23, 2018

SAFTU condemns repo rate increase

The South African Federation of Trade Unions condemns the decision by the SA Reserve Bank to raise the Repo rate – the benchmark interest rate at […]
November 19, 2018

SAFTU NEC to meet

The South African Federation of Trade Unions will be holding a meeting of its National Executive Committee from 20-22 November 2018. Among the many important issue […]
November 17, 2018

SAFTU condemns SABC blackout of Bafana

The South African Federation of Trade Unions condemns in the strongest terms the decision of the SABC not to broadcast the football matches between both Bafana […]
November 16, 2018

SAFTU calls on workers join march for Eskom jobs and against privatisaton

SAFTU calls on workers join march for Eskom jobs and against privatisaton The South African Federation of Trade Unions calls on workers to join the march […]
November 12, 2018

SAFTU demands action against private as well as public sector corruption

The South African Federation of Trade Unions has noted the R15 million fine the Reserve Bank imposed on the South African branch of the Hong Kong […]
November 12, 2018

SAFTU’s socialist programme the only solution to capitalist crisis

The South African Federation of Trade Unions welcomes the opportunity to respond to Mondli Makhanya’s article – Dear Saftu, please grow up – in last Sunday’s […]
November 7, 2018

SAFTU outraged at findings of SABC sexual harassment report

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is outraged by the findings of the commission of inquiry into sexual harassment at the SABC. Not only did […]
November 2, 2018

SAFTU says NO to shut-down of SAA

The South African Federation of Trade Unions strongly opposes the call by finance minister Tito Mboweni to shut down South African Airways (SAA), on the grounds […]
October 30, 2018

SAFTU appalled at yet another unemployment rise

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is appalled by yet another rise in the rate of unemployment. The statistics for the third quarter of 2018 […]
October 29, 2018

SAFTU alarmed at President’s comments about business ‘heroes’

The South African Federation of Trade Unions has noted with alarm President Ramaphosa’s comment at the Investment Conference on 26 October 2018, that “it is time […]
October 25, 2018

SAFTU’s verdict on the MTBPS

The South African Federation of Trade Unions predicted that the Medium-term Budget Policy Statement would take us to hell. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni must have listened […]
October 23, 2018

Declaration of the SAFTU Special Central Committee, 17 October 2018 Boksburg

The South African Federation of Trade Unions has held the first-ever meeting of its Special Central Committee (SCC), the highest constitutional structure between National Congresses. Socio-economic […]
October 23, 2018

SAFTU’s expects hell from the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement

The South African Federation of Trade Unions has no confidence that the Finance Minister’s first medium-term budget speech (MTBPS) will do anything other than deliver another […]
October 22, 2018

SAFTU alarmed at violent and fatal assaults on workers

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is alarmed by the rising number of violent and sometimes fatal attacks on workers. In just this month of […]
October 19, 2018

SAFTU horrified at cruel murder of workers

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is horrified and disgusted at the report of a tow-truck owner in Mariannhill, Durban, who allegedly poured petrol over […]
October 18, 2018

SAFTU welcomes probe into PIC

The South Africa Federation of Trade Unions welcomes the President’s announcement that the promised judicial inquiry into the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), will be headed by […]
October 13, 2018

SAFTU outraged at VBS “Great Bank Heist’

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is outraged at the report “The Great Bank Heist”, which proves that almost R2 billion was looted from the […]
October 10, 2018

SAFTU calls on new Finance Minister to reverse austerity

The South African Federation of Trade Unions has noted the appointment of Tito Mboweni as Minister of Finance and hopes that he will reject the economic […]
October 9, 2018

SAFTU welcomes Nene resignation

The South African Federation of Trade Unions welcomes the resignation of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene after he misled the people of South Africa when, in numerous […]
October 9, 2018

SAFTU rejects repackaged old neoliberal and austerity programmes that have dismally failed for the past 24 years

The outcome of the Jobs Summit on 4-5 October 2018 confirms all the worst fears of the South African Federation of Trade Unions, and vindicates its […]
October 5, 2018

SAFTU condemns ‘death trains’

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is outraged at the train crash, in which 320 commuters were injured, including the train crews, when one PRASA […]
October 3, 2018

SAFTU supports community protests

The South African Federation of Trade Unions expresses its full support for the poor communities across the country who are rising in protest against poverty, unemployment, […]
October 2, 2018

SAFTU demands measures to cut the price of fuel

The South African Federation of Trade Unions is extremely concerned at yet another increase in the price of fuel, which will have a devastating impact on […]
October 2, 2018

Why SAFTU will not be at the Jobs Summit: Open letter to NEDLAC

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) has received an invitation from Madoda Vilakazi, the Executive Director of the National Economic Development and Labour Council […]
September 29, 2018

Media allegations of sexual misconduct of the SAFTU General Secretary

SAFTU has noted with concern that faceless individuals with a clear malicious intent and pursuing a political agenda not only against the SAFTU General Secretary, Zwelinzima […]