Source: https://twitter.com/eNCA/status/1557724487910580224?t=VjeAJB83Xj9H4lSJQh_iLA&s=19 The South African Federation of Trade Unions, spokesperson Trevor Shaku had argued that the country's working class is being sidelined and disregarded, hence they have made a call for a national shutdown on 24 August. Workers are allegedly demanding a basic wage of not less that R12500 per month, and also want the working conditions to be improved.
The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) is getting ready to exercise the great power that it possesses later on this month by taking the lead in organizing a national shutdown. The nationwide protest, which is being backed by political organizations like the EFF and the PAC, has the potential to knock Mzansi to its knees.
The SAFTU and it allies will be taking to the streets to air their problems and frustrations. SAFTU is planning a National Shutdown against the rising costs of living, rolling blackouts and other economic challenges faced by the majority of the country, on the 24th of this month, August.
Topic: Look what Floyd Shivambu said to Zwelinzima Vavi, after being elected as the secretary general. Few days ago, SAFTU was locked in a conference which they were trying to elect new national leadership. There were so differences amongst the leaders such as Irvin Jim and Zwelinzima Vavi, with NUMSA threatening to leave the federation movement.
The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) is organizing a nationwide strike to protest the growing cost of living and the ongoing energy crisis. SAFTU is the second-largest trade union confederation in the country, with an estimated 800,000 members. "We cannot allow our country to be on the verge of a failed state, as we have witnessed in Zimbabwe and other nations," Zwelinzima Vavi, general secretary of SAFTU, told the SABC.
As a result, SAFTU has chosen new leaders to run the organization. There is Zwelinzima Vavi involved in this leadership. Irvin Jim, who has been a long-time comrade of Zwelinzima Vavi, is the most influential leader of NUMSA, which is by far the largest component of SAFTU.
https://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/south-africa/2022-05-25-chaos-erupts-at-saftu-congress-as-irvin-jim-threatens-court-action-against-vavi-faction/?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1653482522-1 Public Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) general secretary Irvin Jim has undermined the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) that should four suspended public office conveyors not be permitted to represent political decision, Numsa will blacklist the gathering in Boksburg, Ekurhuleni, and possibly split away from Saftu.
Come back home it is cold outside, COSATU tells NUMSA as SAFTU continues to implode. Talks are held.
The is no shame in admitting that one made a grave mistake. This is what COSATU is telling its once biggest affiliate, the National Union of Metal Workers, NUMSA. COSATU fired NUMSA in 2014 after they had a falling out. At that time NUMSA withheld affiliation fee to the Federation and COSATU decided to teach them a lesson by expelling them.
https://twitter.com/SAFTU_media/status/1529023341721526274?t=p0edd7Ykvlf8pMoBhucT4w&s=19 The former Gauteng Premier Mbhazima Shilowa addressed Saftu on Tuesday morning. While addressing Saftu, the former ANC politican, Shilowa talked about many issues that have been confronting South Africa in recent years. Trade union federation Saftu is currently meeting at the Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg, Ekurhuleni, to elect new leadership and adopt new policies.
https://ewn.co.za/2022/05/26/saftu-elective-conference-delegates-discuss-unity-becoming-self-sufficient?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitterJOHANNESBURG - As worker's guild organization Saftu starts to wrap up its four-day gathering, delegates have now parted to examine different issues, including Solidarity and Saftu's own loss of motion and battles towards becoming independent. Reappointed general secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, figured out how to beat endeavors by the association's biggest member, Numsa, to have him pushed out of force.
The National Shutdown has been talked about on social media several times, but no organization finally backed up the event. There have been small protests here and there, without withdrawing massive amounts of people. Finally, SAFTU is one organization that is planning to put its face, effort, and resources to make the National Shutdown a reality.
https://ewn.co.za/2022/05/27/we-have-defied-the-prophets-of-doom-says-saftu-on-heated-elective-conference?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter JOHANNESBURG - Trade association organization Saftu professes to have challenged the misanthropes as it leaves a strain filled second elective meeting. Reappointed secretary-general Zwelinzima Vavi said he would connect with Numsa's Irvin Jim in an offered to determine pressures that worked out between the pair leading the pack up and all through the current week's meeting.
https://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/south-africa/2022-05-24-vote-on-suspended-office-bearers-will-settle-vavi-vs-jim-tussle-in-tense-saftu-congress/?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1653393578-1 The SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) congress assembling at the Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg will on Tuesday morning vote on whether four suspended public office conveyors should be reestablished. The choice to expose the prickly make a difference to a vote came following a the entire day impasse on Monday with the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and SA Policing Union (Sapu) in one corner requiring their restoration, while the Food and Allied Workers' Union (Fawu) and Democratic Transport Logistics and Allied Workers' Union (Detawu) were laying down the law.
So, SAFTU has elected a new leadership. this leadership includes Zwelinzima Vavi. NUMSA is by far rhetoric biggest component of SAFTU and it's most influential leader is Irvin Jim who has been long time comrade of Zwelinzima Vavi, their friendship collapsed owing to their differences which some say are ideological, which I don't believe I suspect it's more about monies, workers' monies remember the two have been accused of either abusing the workers' credit cards or using the workers for a birthday party.
Vavi, a journalist, was born in Durban, where she currently lives. She was born into a family of traders, who owned numerous mills and trading businesses that catered to the local black community, while also serving as a supplier of raw materials to other factories.
At the elective conference held in Ekurhuleni at the Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre, from left to right are Saftu delegates Zwelinzima Vavi, Irvin Jim, and Saftu delegates Irvin Jim. The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) Elective Conference was conducted yesterday, May 25th, at the Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre in Boksburg, Ekurhuleni.
After so many stumping blocks, preventing the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) elective conference to go on, with the serious tension between Zwelinzima Vavi and Irvin Jim, the conference had managed to elect the new leadership. The whole trade union federation was torn between Zwelinzima Vavi and Irvin Jim.
After being chosen as the secretary general, have a look at what Floyd Shivambu said to Zwelinzima Vavi. A few days ago, the SAFTU was in the middle of a meeting at which they were attempting to elect new national leadership. There were several disagreements amongst the leaders, including Irvin Jim and Zwelinzima Vavi, and NUMSA threatened to withdraw from the federation movement as a result of these disagreements.
As it stands the planned march against xenophobia has been given the approval to go ahead in Johannesburg today. Unions Saftu and Giwusa are expected to come out in their numbers to support the march. ”That Anti xenophobia march that will take place in Johannesburg CBD today undermines our efforts to turn this country into a better place for all.This is the same group used by the corrupt to blackmail ND silence Patriots.
https://ewn.co.za/2022/05/24/saftu-enters-second-day-of-conference-to-elect-new-leadership?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter JOHANNESBURG - After a day of quarrels, the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) enters its second day of the gathering to choose new initiative. Pressures between broad secretary Zwelinzima Vavi and the worker's guild league's biggest member National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) overwhelmed the day.