Covid 19 Exposes Fault-Lines in Our Society.
The Covid-19 pandemic has starkly exposed South Africa’s inequalities, at a time our country was already falling apart.
We in SAFTU will not just fold our arms while our economy crumbles, our communities suffer and the future of our children stolen!
The battle against the pandemic did not unite South Africans, “all in this together”. It divided us further. In what is already the world’s most unequal country, rich capitalists have gotten richer, while the working class is now much poorer.
It is time to fight back! We must take the battle for our jobs, livelihoods and democratic rights to the streets. SAFTU submitted a Section 77 notice to force negotiations on our demands.
We are working to build the broadest possible unity possible with working-class formations, knowing very well that unions fighting alone will not win! The unemployed on their own will not win this fight! Other civil society organisations will not win fighting alone! We need unity more than ever before!