South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu)

 
Key union faces deregistration
Key union faces deregistration
The Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu), shaken by factional battles and a multimillion rand financial scandal, faces deregistration because of...
Vavi asks Amcu for unity
Vavi asks Amcu for unity
South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi called for worker unity at the Association of Mineworkers and...
Media bargaining council mooted
Media bargaining council mooted
In the wake of the deregistration of the Media Workers’ Association of South Africa (Mwasa), one trade union is floating the idea of forming a...
Alarming surge in xenophobic language
Alarming surge in xenophobic language
Following clashes between the police and migrant shopkeepers in central Johannesburg last week, politicians, the police and union leaders have made...
Nedlac struggles with inclusivity
Nedlac struggles with inclusivity
The National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) has been criticised for failing to represent the interests of workers in policy...
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....

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