September 22, 2022

INTEREST RATE HIKES ILLUSTRATES THE CHAOS OF CAPITALISM 

SAFTU IS OPPOSED TO THE INTEREST RATE HIKE BY 75 BASIS POINT  Upon increasing the US interest rates by 75 basis points, Chair of Federal Reserve […]
September 21, 2022

SAFTU SUPPORTS THE CALLS OF WITS STUDENTS TO STOP THE RENAMING OF AMIC DECK TO ‘WITS SIBANYE-STILLWATER INFINITY BRIDGE’ 

RENAME THE BRIDGE IN HONOUR OF THE MARIKANA MARTYRS!  This year we commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the tragic Marikana Massacre, where the toxic relationship between […]
September 18, 2022

SAFTU OPPOSE THE ELECTRICITY TARIFF ESKOM IS REQUESTING FROM NERSA

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) is conducting public hearings regarding the 32% tariff increase requested by Eskom for 2024. The South African Federation […]
September 14, 2022

SAFTU CONDEMNS DOMESTIC EMPLOYERS WHO SEXUALLY ABUSED THEIR EMPLOYEE

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) strongly condemns the abuse of a domestic worker by some members of a household she was working for. […]
September 12, 2022

SAFTU STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE RESIDENTS OF JARGERSFONTEIN 

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) extends its solidarity to the residents of the working class communities of Charlsville and Itumeleng in Jagersfontein. Infrastructure […]
September 12, 2022

REMEMBERING STEVE BIKO

SAFTU INPUT DELIVERED BY GENERAL SECRETARY ZWELINZIMA VAVI TO THE 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MURDER OF STEVE BIKO The family of OXhamela, Nokwindla, malambedlile abadla Ingusha […]
September 8, 2022

PLANS TO EVADE THE BASIC INCOME GRANT MUST BE REJECTED

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) has noted the propositions by National Treasury and Presidency — two government sectors reinforcing one another — proposing […]
September 7, 2022

THE ECONOMY STAGNATED LONG AGO, BUT RULERS WON’T DIVERT FROM THEIR SELFISH PATH

GDP 2ND QUARTER   The countless calls of SAFTU, our allies in the working class and many other progressive formations, that the government must overhaul the […]
September 2, 2022

SAFTU PUBLIC SERVICE UNIONS REJECTS THE GOVERNMENT WAGE OFFER FOR PUBLIC SERVANTS

TEACHERS, POLICE AND TRAFFIC OFFICERS, CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS, NURSES, SOCIAL WORKERS, AND ALL PUBLIC SERVANTS MUST PREPARE FOR A PUBLIC SECTOR STRIKE   The South African Federation […]
August 30, 2022

SAFTU WELCOMES THE ARREST OF BRIAN MOLEFE AND ANOJ SINGH

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) welcomes the arrest of Brian Molefe and Anoj Singh – the two former senior officials who presided over […]
August 27, 2022

SAFTU WELCOMES THE SUSPENSION OF CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER OF THE GAUTENG DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND THE CEO OF TEMBISA PROVICIAL TERTIARY HOSPITAL

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) welcomes the suspension of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Gauteng department of health, Lerato Madyo, and the […]
August 26, 2022

SAFTU COMMENDS THE INVESTIGATION OF 8 INSURANCE COMPANIES BY THE COMPETITION COMMISSION

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) commends the work done by the Competition Commission for conducting search and seizure at the premises of 8 […]
August 26, 2022

SAFTU SUPPORTS ITS MEMBERS AT RCL FOODS-PIE WHO ARE STRIKING FOR A WAGE INCREASE

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) fully supports members of its affiliate, the South African Industrial, Commercial and Allied Workers Union (SAICWU), who are […]
August 25, 2022

SAFTU DISTANCES ITSELF FROM THE POSTER THAT INVOLVES OPERATION DUDULA

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) distance itself from the poster that was published on a Polokwane based online newspaper, Review Observer. In a […]
August 22, 2022

SAFTU NATIONAL SHUTDOWN TO DEFEND THE SOCIOECONOMIC INTERESTS OF THE WORKING CLASS

At the 2nd National SAFTUCongress in late May 2022, we adopted a declaration that amongst others declared that “we are moving beyond divisiveness in favour of […]
August 9, 2022

WOMEN’S DAY 2022 THE FIGHT AGAINST PATRIARCHY MUST CONTINUE

The South African Federation Trade Unions (SAFTU) salutes the women of our country on the occasion of the historic 1956 march to the racist regime’s headquarters, […]
August 1, 2022

SAFTU CONVENES THE WORKING CLASS SUMMIT TO PREPARE FOR A FIGHT BACK

In carrying out the National Executive Committee (NEC) resolution of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU), the Extended Steering Committee of the Working Class […]
August 1, 2022

SAFTU CONDEMNS THE GANG RAPE OF WOMEN IN KRUGERSDORP

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) utterly condemns the gang rape of 8 women in Krugersdorp. Reports indicate that 8 women were raped whilst […]
July 26, 2022

PRIVATISATION OF ENERGY PROVISION ACCELERATED

In a statement addressed to the nation on Monday night (25 July 2022), President Cyril Ramaphosa unveiled plans to increase the pace of energy privatisation. The […]
July 22, 2022

ORDINARY WORKERS AND HIGH-INCOME EARNING WORKERS ARE SUFFOCATED BY INTEREST RATES

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has hiked the interest rate by 75 basis point. This interest rate hike brings the repo rate for lending between the […]
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