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SaftuANA reports that that the new SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) are cooperating through campaigns to fight unemployment and a commemoration in August of the Marikana killings.  

According to Saftu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, the two organisations would lead the "biggest mobilisation of working class" to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to demand jobs.  "The national executive committee agreed to work with Amcu to launch this campaign.  The campaign shall in the main focus on our demand of the total banning of labour brokers and all outsourcing.  “Saftu will be with Amcu to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the first massacre under the ANC government on August 16," Vavi said after Saftu’s first executive committee meeting.  Amcu is an independent union led by president Joseph Mathunjwa and has a considerable membership base in the mining sector, especially in the North West platinum belt.

  • Read this report by Getrude Makhafola in full at Business Report
  • Read too, At first Saftu executive meeting, Vavi calls for nationalisation of SARB, at BusinessLive
  • And also, Saftu’s Vavi calls for decisive action to halt violence against women and children, at DispatchLive

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