WATCH: Saftu plans major shutdown soon


Johannesburg, 21 April 2017 - The leaders of the newly-formed S-A Federation of Trade Unions, are expected to be elected on Friday morning.

DURBAN - South Africans should brace for a national workers&39; shutdown later in April as the 700,000 member-strong South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) plans to go on strike. 

The trade union federation held a shop stewards&39; meeting in Durban on Sunday, ahead of its one year anniversary.

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It took aim at the Ramaphosa administration, saying it does not have workers&39; interests at heart.

One of the trade union federation&39;s main gripes is the national minimum wage. Saftu affiliate, Numsa, called the R3,500 monthly minimum salary a slave wage.

For the full report, watch eNCA journalist Dasen Thathia&39;s story above.