The World Federation of Trade Unions, representing 105 million workers throughout the world, expresses its internationalist support and solidarity with the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) in South Africa, which is a WFTU member.

The militant trade unionists of NEHAWU are struggling for improved working conditions, against the dismantling of collective bargaining, against the state’s attack on the right to strike and for adequate workplace safety and protection of frontline workers against COVID-19 infections and for provision of personal protective clothing.

As the world’s class-oriented trade union movement, we strongly denounce these attacks against the workers’ rights. They are frontline workers...

PAME, which represents the class trade union movement of Greece, expresses its Solidarity with the South African Healthcare and Public Sector Employees and NEHAWU, a member of the WFTU, who are fighting for the protection of workers’ rights and the health of South African workers and people.

NEHAWU calls for a variety of actions and mobilizations throughout South Africa from 1 to 3 September...

The German government decided, through the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), together with South African Volkswagen, to support the battle against Coronavirus in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.


The initiative was presented to the press in June. An important local newspaper reported this with the following headline "Volkswagen converted an old PE factory...

Today, the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU)-Trade Union International-Public Service & Allied (TUI-PS&A) joins humanity in remembering the contributions and sacrifices of a man who dedicated his whole life to the course of building a more humane world, Comrade Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

Nelson Mandela embodied more than just the spirit of narrow volunteerism and philanthropy...

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is deeply concerned and worried that several mining companies in South Africa continue to operate at greatly reduced staffing levels during the 21-days of lockdown.

“It is worrying and disturbing that these companies are still operating on reduced staff. It shows that these companies don’t care about the lives of their employees. They care about profits...

A high-level transport symposium in Johannesburg, South Africa has brought together the leaders of eight major unions to discuss how to appeal to the 76 percent of transport workers in the country that are unorganised. Also participating at the event were the general secretaries of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and IndustriALL global union.

South African transport workers...

South Africa held general elections on May 6-8.  Although there had been some discussion previously of the South African Communist  Party (SACP) running its own separate candidates, in the end the communists pushed for support for the African National Congress’ incumbent president, Cyril Ramaphosa, and for ANC candidates at other levels.  Preliminary results indicate that the ANC...

The president of the National Electoral Council (CNE) of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Tibisay Lucena, attended on Monday an invitation from the Independent Electoral Commission (CEI) of the Republic of South Africa, chaired by Vuma Glenton Mashinini, to accompany the national and Provincials elections of that nation scheduled for this Wednesday, May 8.

A total of 27 million...

The World Federation of Trade Unions, on behalf of its 97 million members in 130 countries of the 5 continents, would like to extend its condolences to the families who lost their loved ones during heavy rains and floods in the eastern coast of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa earlier this week.

We know that in situations like this it is always the poor and the working class that are mostly...

The World Federation of Trade Unions, on the behalf of its 95 million members in 130 countries all over the globe, extends its internationalist solidarity with the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union,  “NEHAWU” of South Africa, and firmly supports their strike and mobilizations that begin on October 10th, 2018, in all South African Social Security Agency...

unoMadame President of the Session of UN General Assembly, Ms Maria Fernanda Espinosa,
Secretary General, Mr Antonio Guterres,
Excellencies Heads of State and Government,
Majesties,
Heads of Delegation,
Colleagues,
Ladles and Gentleman,

I have the honour to address this august body, the United Nations General Assembly for the first time as President of the Republic of South Africa. It Is nearly a quarter...

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