Vavi believes he could have been killed by robbers

2019-05-12 18:26

Unionist Vavi nearly walked into a robbery and died

Cosatu vows to revive decade-old plans for workers' bank

2018-11-30 06:45

The establishment of a workers' bank has long been a goal of the trade union federation.

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 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 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.

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.

Saftu, Cosatu differ on Ramaphosa

2018-04-12 22:15

Representatives of two unions who picketed outside Parliament have had very different views of President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Saftu takes to the streets to protest VAT hike, minimum wage

2018-04-12 12:28

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.

Vavi warns workers to avoid 'butcher of the working class' after budget

2018-02-24 22:36

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.

Nasrec the beginning of the end for ANC, says Vavi

2017-12-18 16:03

The bulk of Zwelinzima Vavi's Saftu unions have already dismissed both ANC presidential candidates Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa as “hopelessly compromised”.


Numsa launches political party 'which puts the rights of workers first'

2019-04-04 17:34

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.

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.

China loans: Explain the fine print, please

2018-08-03 05:45

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.

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.

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.

Vavi: Saftu strike a fight about the life and death of unions

2018-04-23 15:51

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.

Vavi slates Ramaphosa over 'slave wages', just good enough for his buffalo

2018-04-12 19:09

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.

Saftu welcomes Zuma's resignation

2018-02-15 10:39

The South African Federation of Trade Unions has welcomed the resignation of former President Jacob Zuma, saying it was long overdue.

Nzimande and Vavi: former allies reunited as Zuma outcasts

2017-10-20 12:21

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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