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.

Cosatu, Saftu events to celebrate May Day

2018-05-01 06:58

Cosatu has called on all workers to work together and to avoid rivalries on Workers' Day.

Ramaphosa admits national minimum wage is not a living wage

2018-04-27 18:22

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the national minimum wage is a great victory and should be celebrated, but there is still more work to be done.

Cabinet calls for amicable strike season

2018-04-26 20:28

As South Africa enters strike season, Cabinet has urged business and labour to negotiate their way through the period expeditiously and fairly.


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.

'ANC a threat to true democracy,' says party in Freedom Day message

2018-04-27 22:55

An array of suggestions on how to achieve greater freedom have been made in marking the anniversary of South Africa’s first democratic elections in 1994, with opposition parties hitting out at the ANC.

Inside Labour: Turmoil, tension and some unity

2018-04-27 08:00

This past week has been one of the most tumultuous weeks in recent labour history, raising several important political, financial and ethical questions, says Terry Bell.

'They thought we were just talking; Cosatu died a long time ago' - Saftu secretary general tells members

2018-04-25 21:33

South African Federation of Trade Unions secretary general Zwelinzima Vavi says a two-day protest will be held if workers' demands for a better minimum wage are not met.

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