Workers heed a call for protest action against minimum wage

25 April 2018, 9:57 PM
Workers across the country heeded the call by Zwelinzima Vavi's new kid on the block, the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) to strike over the planned introduction of a R20 an hour National Minimum Wage in the country.
Cosatu, Fedusa stay off minimum wage march 25 April 2018, 9:49 PM

Thousands of workers may have been out on the streets of South Africa to protest the minimum wage On Wednesday under the South Africa Federation of Trade Unions.

Saftu in KZN accuses govt of failing workers 25 April 2018, 7:24 PM

South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) in KwaZulu-Natal has accused government of failing the workers with the national minimum wage of R20 an hour.

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Deputy Minister of Finance Mondli Gungubele says it will cost approximately R60 billion to privatise the cash strapped SAA.

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DA leader Mmusi Maimane says growing township economies through supporting entrepreneurs is one step closer to getting rid of tenderpreneurs as well as decreasing the number of people relying on the state for income.

Strikers in town.
R20/hour good starting point for S.A: Cawe 25 April 2018, 4:01 PM

Economic analyst Ayabonga Cawe says although he thinks R20 minimum wage is little and people should be paid more, it is however a good starting point for South Africans.

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Deputy President, David Mabuza, says a positive change in investor sentiments in the South African economy will support President Cyril Ramaphosa's call to meet a goal of 100 billion dollars in foreign direct investment over the next 5 years.

Saftu marchers arrived at Makhura’s office 25 April 2018, 1:33 PM

Workers who are participating in the labour federation Saftu organised march have arrived at the office of Gauteng premier David Makhura in the Johannesburg CBD where they will hand over a memorandum.

Zwelinzima Vavi
Vavi urges peaceful Saftu march 25 April 2018, 1:03 PM

Labour federation SAFTU's general-secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has called for strict discipline among members of unions affiliated to SAFTU who have started to march from Newtown, Johannesburg.

Commuters have been inconvenienced since last week when thousands of drivers downed tools countrywide.
Unions to approach Nzimande over bus strike 25 April 2018, 12:10 PM

Unions representing bus drivers, including Satawu and Numsa are planning to approach Transport Minister Blade Nzimande to request him to urgently intervene in their wage negotiations with the employers.

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Thousands expected at N Cape, Bloemfontein Saftu march 25 April 2018, 11:32 AM

Trade union NUMSA in the Northern Cape is expected to send thousands of its members to the march against the national minimum wage in Bloemfontein.

Saftu members sing struggle songs in George 25 April 2018, 11:08 AM

Scores of members of unions that are affiliated to labour federation SAFTU have embarked on a peaceful march in George in the Southern Cape.

Zwelinzima Vavi
R20 per hour is not enough to survive on: Vavi 25 April 2018, 10:55 AM

Saftu General-Secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi says this strike is not just a Saftu strike but it is a workers’ demonstration against poverty, pay inequalities and status quo.

Mildred Oliphant
Saftu is misleading workers: Labour Minister 25 April 2018, 10:32 AM

Labour Minister, Mildred Oliphant has accused the South African Federation of Trade Unions of misleading workers, saying it was part of discussions that led to an agreement on the minimum wage.

Saftu strike: Business as usual in Buffalo City Metro 25 April 2018, 9:21 AM

SAFTU's call for a stayaway appears to have fallen on deaf ears in the Buffalo City Metro which includes Bhisho, King Williams Town and East London in the Eastern Cape.

The march is expected to start at 10am.
Saftu accuses govt of ignoring the workers’ rights 25 April 2018, 7:58 AM

The South African Federation of Trade Unions has accused government of trying to divide South Africa into two countries by ignoring the workers' rights.

Bus strike talks reach stalemate again 25 April 2018, 6:15 AM

The Labour Department-facilitated wage talks between unions and bus companies have deadlocked.

Saftu is calling on all workers across the country to reject the proposed R 20 per hour minimum wage.
All systems go for minimum wage strike 25 April 2018, 5:46 AM

The South African Federation of Trade Unions says it is ready to hold marches in several cities and towns around the country on Wednesday, as workers protest against the minimum wage.

Saftu aims to bring economy to standstill 24 April 2018, 9:47 PM

South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) President, Mack Chabalala, has reiterated that members from several other unions are prepared to join Wednesday’s strike.

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Pandor wants Nsfas to get its house in order 24 April 2018, 8:29 PM

Higher Education and Training Minister, Naledi Pandor wants the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) to get its house in order.

Numsa to join Saftu on minimum wage strike 24 April 2018, 5:28 PM

Numsa is calling on all its members to support Saftu's strike against the minimum wage on Wednesday.

SAA needs further capital injection to remain afloat 24 April 2018, 4:41 PM

The Chief Executive Officer of SAA Luvuyo Jarana has defended the sourcing of security services to protect top executives at the airliner. He says they were receiving threats.

SAFTU urges workers to join strike on Wednesday 24 April 2018, 10:03 AM

The South African Federation of Trade Unions, SAFTU, says all workers should join its nationwide strike against the national minimum wage and the new labour laws.

Unions, employers re-enter talks in bid to end bus strike 24 April 2018, 8:09 AM

The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union has confirmed that parties will re-enter talks on Tuesday, facilitated by the Department of Labour.

‘Icasa chairperson must be removed’ 24 April 2018, 7:23 AM

Political parties in Parliament's Communications Portfolio Committee are unanimous in wanting to remove Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Chairperson Rubben Mohlaloga.

Mining rights, community voices battle it out in court 23 April 2018, 9:21 PM

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Western Cape property industry survives economic drought 23 April 2018, 8:27 PM

The Western Cape's lucrative property industry has survived the economically devastating drought which has almost brought other industries such agriculture and tourism to their knees.

Lily mine to reopen in November 23 April 2018, 7:49 PM

Lily and Barbrook Gold mines in Barberton, Mpumalanga are set to be reopen in November.

Satawu urges non-striking bus drivers to join strike 23 April 2018, 2:23 PM

Satawu has called on non-striking bus drivers to join their striking colleagues to put more pressure on the employer to return to the negotiating table.

Metrorail in W Cape adding extra trips to help stranded commuters 23 April 2018, 7:19 AM

Metrorail in the Western Cape says its services will add additional trips to assist commuters during the national bus strike.

Thousands suffer as bus strike continues 23 April 2018, 5:43 AM

Thousands of commuters are again expected to be stranded Monday morning due to the continuing nationwide bus strike.