Saftu planning 2019 national shutdown

The South African Federation of Trade Unions, is planning a national shutdown in 2019 over lack of jobs. It says the shutdown, to take place over two days in March, already has the support of 147 community organisations eNCA’s Aviwe Mtila has more. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) is planning a national shutdown in 2019 over lack of jobs.

It says the shutdown, to take place over two days in March, already has the support of 147 community organisations. 

“Saftu plans mass action for change in 2019, the poor of our country are suffering,” said general-secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.  

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The trade union federation says the decrease in employment figures has exposed the empty rhetoric of the jobs summit.

It insists government must bring back the economic demands of the Freedom Charter.

Vavi says they're in discussions with other unions about forming a workers party to contest the 2019 polls.

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He also took a swipe at South Africa's latest political party led by Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

“Anybody who has dreams now can really dream and Hlaudi is not an exception. He is dreaming and you saw that he says that he is unique," he said.

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