Saftu planning two-day national shutdown in March

2018-12-13 19:11

The trade union federation is calling for a national shutdown in March to protest rising economic hardships.

Saftu calls for quick conclusion to PIC probes after Matjila's resignation

2018-11-24 13:59

The PIC released a statement in which it announced that it accepted Matjila’s resignation. Allegations of kickbacks at Matjila’s associates and governance transgressions have prompted National Treasury to initiate an investigation into the corporation.

SABC urged to act swiftly against perpetrators of sexual harassment

2018-11-06 22:09

Saftu has urged the SABC to implement the recommendations of a commission of inquiry into sexual harassment allegations at the corporation without delay.

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.

 

Grassroots mobilisation: Saftu considers organising in cannabis sector, following ConCourt ruling

2018-11-27 20:15

The South African Federation of Trade Unions says it is considering organising workers in the cannabis sector, following the Constitutional Court judgment decriminalising the private use of marijuana.

Police fire rubber bullets to disperse striking Dis-Chem workers

2018-11-16 15:50

Gauteng police have used rubber bullets to disperse about 2 000 workers belonging to the National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers, who were protesting outside Dis-Chem's offices in Midrand.

#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.

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