Saftu laments government’s vaccine roll out progress

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[…]

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Edcon refutes closing down claims

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[…]

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Saftu to intensify campaign against minimum wage

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[…]

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Light at the end of the bus strike tunnel?

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[…]

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Saftu accuses govt of ignoring the workers’ rights

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[…]

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Schools remain open despite strike action

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[…]

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Saftu, Cosatu differ on Ramaphosa

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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