#JobsSummit: 'We don't have all the answers, but it's a process'

2018-10-04 16:57

Business, labour, government and the community sector have been working for three months under the auspices of the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) in preparation for the Jobs Summit, in a bid to tackle the current unemployment rate of 27.2%.

Vavi rejects allegations following report on new sexual harassment claims

2018-09-28 12:21

The South African Federation of Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has strongly rejected allegations that he is involved in another sexual misconduct scandal as "completely baseless".

Saftu’s coming to the party

2018-09-16 10:10

The incumbent labour constituency at Nedlac managed to block new union federation Saftu from joining the body last year – but the excuse it used will fall away in April.

The numbers will tell the truth

2018-07-22 08:57

By the end of today there may be a fairly clear indication of how much popular power Cosatu may have lost in recent years, writes Terry Bell.

Saftu's Vavi: Renewable energy needed, but not at expense of jobs

2018-06-02 22:00

The South African Federation of Trade Unions has condemned the privatisation of energy generation to "capitalist companies" and has expressed its support for a call for social ownership of the renewable energy project.

Saftu threatens to take minimum wage war to court

2018-05-18 08:08

The South African Federation of Trade Unions says it will challenge the National Minimum Wage Bill in court if it is passed without input from a wide range of workers.

Saftu outraged at alleged assassination attempt on National Teacher Union deputy president

2018-05-12 21:17

The South African Federation of Trade Union (Saftu) has expressed shock and outrage at what is being called an assassination attempt on the life of deputy president of the National Teachers Union (Natu), Allen Thompson.

Demanding the impossible from workers in SA

2018-05-10 18:15

Capital understands that workers need to be given wages in regulated proportions so that they can take of their basic needs but not enough to start their businesses, buy property or even invest, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

Trade unions harm workers with unrealistic demands

2018-05-02 11:44

Saftu's proposed minimum wage is wholly unrealistic and even if they could implement it, it would lead to massive job losses.

Cosatu should be consistent and treat Ramaphosa like Zuma – AMCU

2018-05-01 10:55

AMCU will not be commemorating Workers Day with other trade unions, instead it wants August 16 to be declared a public holiday as a tribute to workers who lost their lives at Marikana. The union also took aim at President Cyril Ramaphosa, who was a board member of Lonmin at the time of the massacre.

 

Vavi 'sexual advances' allegation settled as a 'misunderstanding' - Saftu

2018-09-29 09:05

A sex allegation which a Numsa member levelled against SA Federation of Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, has been settled as a misunderstanding, according to the federation.

Top Africa stories: Kenya nurses on infants' deaths, eSwatini

2018-09-21 07:19

Nurses in Kenya have reportedly denied any wrongdoing after bodies of at least 12 infants were found stuffed in boxes, and Police in eSwatini have come under fire after they used batons and stun grenades to disperse protesting workers in Manzini.

INSIDE LABOUR: After Marikana, what really changed?

2018-08-17 06:15

Billions still lie in budget allocations but millions are returned unspent, while more seems to be lost to corruption - so it's time to prioritise job retention before the voters walk away, says Terry Bell.

Illicit tobacco trade a threat to jobs – union

2018-07-11 06:51

The Food and Allied Workers’ Union has warned that illicit trade is a threat to jobs in the tobacco industry.

Unions pitted against each other on National Minimum Wage Bill

2018-05-30 18:39

While Fedusa and Cosatu have welcomed the passing of the National Minimum Wage Bill, Saftu has vowed to continue fighting what it calls “poverty” wages.

Saftu members disrupt sitting on wage bill - Parliament

2018-05-16 20:38

The Portfolio Committee on Labour said it was disappointed that members of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) disrupted a committee meeting meant to discuss the National Minimum Wage Bill.

Saftu fully support rejection of latest offer to striking bus workers

2018-05-12 10:00

The South African Federation of Trade Unions have come out in full support of the rejection of the latest offer from the employers to the striking bus workers' unions.

'D-Day' for bus strike negotiations as unions and employers meet

2018-05-03 09:22

The South African Federation of Trade Unions has urged its members to picket at depots of all companies involved in the national bus strike as unions and employers meet to break a deadlock.

Cosatu is not independent from the ANC - Vavi

2018-05-01 20:40

The South African Federation of Trade Union's general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has said that Cosatu was not independent from the ANC.

Saftu remembers victims of May Day 2003 bus tragedy

2018-05-01 08:50

Saftu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says the dozens of workers who died after their bus plunged into a dam on their way to a rally on May 1, 2003, should never be forgotten.

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