LOCAL The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) is planning a national shutdown to respond to escalating food, electricity and fuel costs. SAFTU General-Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is encouraging South Africans to turn up in their numbers to speak out. Vavi says the current state of the country is not[…]
The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) has accused government of a lack of progress in the COVID-19 vaccine roll out. It says because two doses of the Pfizer vaccine are required, the process is incomplete. According to the Department of Health’s latest report, 870 477 people have received[…]
Retail giant, Edcon, says reports that its stores are about to close are not true. The closure of the stores would have resulted in thousands of employees losing their jobs. A local newspaper article says the financially-troubled group is on the brink of collapse, putting the jobs of 140-thousand workers on[…]
Firefighters are set to break their silence about the circumstances that lead to the deaths of three of their colleagues in a harrowing blaze in downtown Johannesburg three weeks ago. “The firefighters and their union have kept a respectful silence, only broken at the packed Johannesburg Arena Memorial and at[…]
Trade union federation Saftu says it will intensify its campaign against the National Minimum Wage Bill. This comes after its members were dragged out of a Parliamentary committee discussing the matter. The meeting descended into chaos as Saftu members were forcefully removed from the venue. A number of activists donning[…]
Transport Minister Blade Nzimande and Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant will meet on Thursday with bus operators and unions in another attempt to end the deadlocked pay and conditions talks. The meeting is scheduled to start at the Garden Court Hotel beside Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport at 11:00. Agreement appears[…]
The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) has accused government of trying to divide South Africa into two countries by ignoring the workers’ rights. Saftu’s statement comes ahead of its planned marches in several cities and towns around the country on Wednesday against the minimum wage and amendments to[…]
Schools across the Western Cape will remain open tomorrow despite the planned strike action by the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu). The trade union has promised a complete shutdown around the country, as it protests against the national minimum wage and other labour issues. There are a number[…]
One wanted the buffalo slaughtered, the other heeded his Thuma Mina (send me) call. Representatives of two unions who picketed outside Parliament on Thursday had very different views of President Cyril Ramaphosa. “On your marks, get set, we are ready for Ramaphosa,” were the words which about 120 Cosatu picketers[…]
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