The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) has expressed disappointment at unions not being further united in their fight for workers’ rights – post the Marikana tragedy.
The General Secretary of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU), Zwelinzima Vavi, says the South Africa has had a lacking, spineless leadership in the last 25 years.
SAFTU general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says the trade union federation does not support the Socialist Revolutionary Workers’ Party(SRWP) because the federation has not had a chance to discuss the issue yet.
South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) Secretary-General Zwelinzima Vavi says the issues underlying a SAMWU strike that caused major disruption in the Durban area, can be found all over South Africa.
The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) has weighed in on the political and economic crisis in Venezuela saying the citizens need to make a decisive choice on who should lead them.
The South African Federation of Trade Union (Saftu) and its affiliated partner unions have accused the government of presenting a Budget Speech which only serves rich.
The South African Federation of Trade Unions General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says Members of Parliament deserve a salary increase which is below inflation.
Saftu General Secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, says President Cyril Ramaphosa must be congratulated for the no salary increase to certain public office bearer.
SAFTU general-secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has warned that if Finance Minister Tito Mboweni does not announce drastic action such as cuts in the government’s wage bill, they will resort to mass protests nationwide.
SAFTU general-secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says newly-appointed Finance Minister Tito Mboweni must acknowledge the extent of poverty in the country and take practical steps to confront the problem.