2020 Statements

May 13, 2021

SAFTU SALUTES NURSES ON INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY

In history, healthcare has been the most important factor in mitigating against untimely deaths, whether due to war, accidents, or illnesses. Now, capitalism’s new “zoonotic” pandemic […]
May 13, 2021

SAFTU IN SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINE

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) condemns the continued attacks on the people of Palestine by the Israel apartheid forces. The residents of the […]
May 7, 2021

SAFTU SUPPORTS DEMAWUSA STRIKE AT METROBUS

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) supports the striking Johannesburg Metrobus workers belonging to one of our affiliates, the Democratic Municipal and Allied Workers […]
April 30, 2021

SAFTU MAY DAY 2021 Message to workers!

The South African Federation of Trade Unions join the millions of workers in our country and the world over in marking 160th May Day. This is […]
April 28, 2021

SAFTU CONDEMNS ABSA AND FNB PREJUDICES TO SEKUNJALO HOLDINGS

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) condemns the selective morality of ABSA and First National Bank (FNB) who seemingly are abusing their power as […]
April 28, 2021

SAFTU CONDEMNS DIRTY METHODS USED BY NKWE PLATINUM IN MANDAGSHOEK.

SAFTU learns with disgust the dirty tricks of how the mining company, Nkwe Platinum Limited, is attempting to rob the people of Ga-Mamphahlane, land. In conduct […]
April 22, 2021

SAFTU SALUTES OUR MEMBERS ON THE OCCASION OF OUR FOURTH BIRTHDAY

Between the 21 and 23 of April 2017, 1500 delegates representing 24 unions with diverse organisational and historic backgrounds, assembled in Ekurhuleni east of Johannesburg, to […]
April 21, 2021

SAFTU OPPOSES VIOLENCE BOTH BY AND AGAINST POLICE DURING SOCIAL PROTESTS

SAFTU does not support attacks on the police by protesting members of the public including SAFTU members, workers in general, community activists and students. The Walter […]
April 20, 2021

SAFTU CRITICALLY SUPPORTS CONTINUING THE VACCINE ROLL OUT, BUT TRANSPARENCY AND STATE SOVEREIGNTY ARE OVERDUE

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine roll-out in our country was briefly halted due to risks associated with blood clotting that led to the death of one […]
April 20, 2021

HORRORS IN HOSPITALS – POOR STATE OF PUBLIC HEALTH

SAFTU notes the spike in the number of horror stories emanating from public hospitals in South Africa. The cases range from babies losing their lives at […]
April 20, 2021

SAFTU WELCOMES THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT RULINGS ON MATRIMONIAL PROPERTY

SAFTU notes and welcomes the progressive ruling made by the Constitutional Court on the Matrimonial Property Act of 1984. The ruling annulled the reactionary provision that […]
April 14, 2021

SAFTU CONDEMNS THE LOOTING AND COLLAPSE OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN POST OFFICE

SAFTU notes the report by the Auditor General that the South African Post Office is commercially insolvent. Commercially insolvent entities are those which have their liabilities […]
April 13, 2021

SAFTU rejects Digital-Economy false ‘solutions’ offered by President Ramaphosa which won’t even dent the unemployment crisis

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) has read with utter shock the letter penned by President Cyril Ramaphosa to the people of our beautiful […]
April 7, 2021

SAFTU REJECTS THE LAND EXPROPRIATION BILL

Today, 6th of April, marks the 369th anniversary of the arrival of Dutch settlers in South Africa. The first settlers aimed at establishing trading posts and […]
April 1, 2021

ELECTRICITY PRICE HIKES ENGINEERED BY CROOKS

ELECTRICITY PRICE HIKES ENGINEERED BY CROOKS From today, 1st of April 2021, electricity prices are going up by 15%, at a time the rate of inflation […]
April 1, 2021

SAFTU condemns Government’s continued vaccine bungling

The national lockdown update by Cyril Ramaphosa on 30 March 2021 revealed that government is failing, even faster, in the roll-out program of the Covid-19 vaccine. […]
March 30, 2021

SAFTU WELCOMES THE REPORT ON PUBLIC ORDER POLICING

SAFTU welcomes the release of the report on public order policing which was commissioned as per recommendations of the Farlam Commission. In the wake of the […]
March 25, 2021

MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND TRAINING, BLADE NZIMANDE, MUST RESIGN

In the middle of a battle that is being waged against financial exclusions in pursuit of free education, the ‘communist’ minister, Blade Nzimande, has recklessly likened […]
March 24, 2021

On World TB Day SAFTU calls on government to declare TB a national health emergency!

Today, the 24th March is World TB Day commemorating the devastating economic and social consequences of this illness. SAFTU fully supports the call by the Treatment […]
March 23, 2021

CULTURAL AUSTERITY, IRREGULAR DISBURSMENT OF PRESIDENTIAL EMPLOYMENT STIMULUS PROGRAMME FUNDS AND CORRUPTION IN THE ARTS SECTOR

SAFTU support artists who have entered a fourth week of protest against the irregularities in the disbursement of Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme (PESP) funds aimed at […]
March 17, 2021

POLICING HANDED TO THE POLICE MINISTER IN 2018 BY A PANEL OF EXPERTS

In the wake of Marikana Massacre, Farlam Commission concluded the section of its report on public order policing with recommendations for training of police officers in […]
March 11, 2021

SAFTU stands in support of the People’s Vaccine Campaign: For a People’s Vaccine not a Profit Vaccine!

The head of the World Health Organisation warned that the world faces a “catastrophic moral failure” if we continue the path of unequal Covid vaccine distribution. […]
March 10, 2021

SAFTU DENOUNCES XENOPHOBIC VIOLENCE IN eThekwini

SAFTU is alarmed by the eruption of yet another wave of Xenophobic violence and attacks occurring in eThekwini. Foreign nationals from African countries have seen their […]
March 10, 2021

SAFTU SUPPORTS STUDENTS AGAINST FINANCIAL EXCLUSIONS

Students at Wits are embarking on a strike, demanding the university register all returning students who due to student debt may not be able to continue […]
March 9, 2021

SAFTU is horrified at the Steinhoff’s Executive Salaries and bonuses bonanz

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) is disgusted by Steinhoff’s continued arrogance and gross insensitivity. The CEO of the company, Louis du Preez, will […]
March 9, 2021

SAFTU Statement on Sexual abuses in Churches

On this women months, congregants of Interdenominational Church Outreach Ministries in Soweto have submitted a letter of complaint to the Commission for the Promotion and Protection […]
March 9, 2021

SAFTU statement in response to the Depression and critique of StatsSA figures

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) has noted with a deep sense of sadness the capitalist economy’s performance in the last quarter of 2020. […]
March 9, 2021

SAFTU STATEMENT – ESKOM INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGATIONS OF RACISM BY THE CEO ANDRE DE RUYTER

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) has previously approached Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to intervene after Eskom launched an investigation against its general manager […]
March 9, 2021

SAFTU statement on International Women’s Day 2021

In 1911, three years before the start of the first imperialist war, WWI, socialist women activists gathered in Copenhagen for a women’s conference. In this conference […]
March 6, 2021

SAFTU calls on Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng to apologise or step down!

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) warmly welcomes the Judicial Conduct Committee (JCC), which in a 67-page report, called on Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng […]