If we are serious about growing the economy and creating jobs, we need to support these young people – even though they don't seem to expect any help or handouts, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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Unionist Vavi nearly walked into a robbery and died
The establishment of a workers' bank has long been a goal of the trade union federation.
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".
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.
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.
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.
Representatives of two unions who picketed outside Parliament have had very different views of President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Trade federation Saftu is marching to Parliament to raise awareness of the plight of the poor, highlighting issues such as the VAT hike, labour law amendments and the minimum wage.
Trade unionist Zwelinzima Vavi has warned workers to start organising themselves against exploitation after "multibillionaire" President Cyril Ramaphosa made it clear that monopoly companies have nothing to worry about.
The bulk of Zwelinzima Vavi's Saftu unions have already dismissed both ANC presidential candidates Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa as “hopelessly compromised”.
The first workers' party in South Africa has officially been launched and it hopes to garner the working class's votes and bag some seats in Parliament.
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.
Euphoria over money pouring in from China is premature until we know the crucial details - otherwise it may just be a Trojan horse, says Terry Bell.
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.
The South African Federation of Trade Union's general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has said that Cosatu was not independent from the ANC.
Saftu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says the trade union federation wants every worker to support its march on Wednesday, regardless of affiliation or wage level.
Saftu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has called the national minimum wage a slave wage and challenged President Cyril Ramaphosa and other politicians to try and live on R20 per hour.
The difference between percent and percentage point
The South African Federation of Trade Unions has welcomed the resignation of former President Jacob Zuma, saying it was long overdue.
Blade Nzimande and Zwelinzima Vavi, once united in their criticism of Mbeki and adoration of Zuma are now both the outcasts of the latter, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
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