South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu)

 
Samwu extends an olive branch
Samwu extends an olive branch
The embattled South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) wants its defectors to return home. But the union’s call seems to have fallen on deaf...
Registrar gets tough on unions
Registrar gets tough on unions
For decades the office of the labour registrar had been largely overlooked. But in recent years the registrar, who is tasked with ensuring that...
Why South Africa needs Democratic Socialism
Why South Africa needs Democratic Socialism
After 25 years in power, one would expect that the African National Congress—the party that brought South Africans the Marikana massacre, 40%...
Sona protestors out early to get their voices heard
Sona protestors out early to get their voices heard
Several protesting groups say they are using the occasion of the State of the Nation address (Sona) to try to get President Cyril Ramaphosa’s...
Halt the capitalist crisis gripping the world
Halt the capitalist crisis gripping the world
Capital has always aspired to a global reach. 
Watershed political wars lie ahead
Watershed political wars lie ahead
The year 2018 was one of high political drama. There was the recall of former president Jacob Zuma and the unravelling of the state capture project...
Numsa cornered by capital?
Numsa cornered by capital?
When the National Union of Metalworkers (Numsa) was expelled from Cosatu in 2014 it had a reputation for being independent and fiercely militant....
Labour regroups after damp-squib jobs summit
Labour regroups after damp-squib jobs summit
South Africa’s labour movements have been sent back to the drawing board after the presidential jobs summit failed to arrive at an agreement with...
Vavi harassment complaint went 'nowhere'
Vavi harassment complaint went 'nowhere'
For the past year, another sexual assault allegation has hung, like a sword of Damocles, over 
The civil society resistance to state capture
The civil society resistance to state capture
For a long time there was very little organised opposition to these events, but the South African media had largely managed to fend off moves to...
Saftu: Working Class Summit to counter partisan trade unionism
Saftu: Working Class Summit to counter partisan trade unionism
The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) says it is confident of its capacity to unite the working class ahead of its summit, which is...
Saftu slams bus bosses threatening to take wage deal to court
Saftu slams bus bosses threatening to take wage deal to court
Bus companies involved in April’s protracted strike have reportedly threatened to challenge the bargaining council’s wage agreement in the...

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