The World Federation of Trade Unions, on the behalf of its 95 million members in 130 countries all over the globe, extends its internationalist solidarity with the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union,  “NEHAWU” of South Africa, and firmly supports their strike and mobilizations that begin on October 10th, 2018, in all South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) workplaces across the country.

The strike comes as a result of the refusal by the SASSA management to fulfill the workers’ demands and to resolve the problems that the SASSA system presents, while this struggle is waged both for the interests of the SASSA workers and of its 17 million beneficiaries, who consist the most vulnerable section of South Africa and rely only on SASSA for livelihood.

As the class-oriented world trade union movement, we join our voice with the workers of NEHAWU, and we support this important struggle for the improvement of their working conditions and for better social security services in their country.



World Federation of Trade Unions