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26 September 2018

Fire Fighters Speak Out for the First Time!

After the tragic events of three weeks ago, when three fire fighters died attending to a blazing unsafe building in the Johannesburg CBD, the fire fighters and their Union have kept a respectful silence, only broken at the packed Johannesburg Arena Memorial, and at the three gravesides of their fallen comrades.

Now, in partnership with their Union, the Democratic Municipal and Allied Workers Union of South Africa, (DEMAWUSA), and their Federation, SAFTU they are breaking their silence to give a first-hand account of what exactly happened on that fateful day, and what needs to be done to prevent any further tragedies of this type. The firefighters have vowed, Never Again!

In addition, the firefighters will be revealing who they believe to be responsible for the appalling state of the fire service, and the shocking state of affairs that they face every single working day in an effort to protect local communities.

The firefighters, DEMAWUSA and SAFTU invite members of the media to a press conference scheduled as follows:

DATE: 27 September 2018 TIME: 12H00 VENUE: 6th Floor, JC Bez Building, 34 Eloff Street, Johannesburg 2001.

The Press Conference will be addressed by union leaders, and the fire fighters themselves. This is a golden opportunity to hear the authentic voice of those who put their lives on the line for all of us. Individual follow-up interviews will be possible.

18 July 2018

Strike Victory

Progressive victory for DEMAWUSA as two week long strike comes to an end.

14 September 2018


DEMAWUSA March to the City of Johannesburg Mayor's office 

19 Aurgust 2018


SAFTU General Secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, will be joining 800 municipal workers employed by the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality to demand organizational recognition.