Saftu mulls formation of workers' party
Saftu’s General-Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says discussions around the workers' party are underway.
JOHANNESBURG - The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) says it's considering establishing a workers' party to contest next year’s general elections.
In its new year’s resolution, Saftu’s biggest affiliate, the National Union of Metalworkers, reiterated the call for the formation of a worker’s party before next year.
The South African Communist Party has also resolved to contest future elections, saying they want to represent workers' interests.
Saftu’s General-Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says discussions around the worker's party are underway.
“That’s a debate that arose at the Saftu congress. There was a comprehensive report by the steering committee, painting a horrible picture of what’s happening in the working-class community in terms of worsening unemployment and poverty.”