SAFTU protests for R1,500 Basic Income Grant

SAFTU protests for R1,500 Basic Income Grant

About 50 members of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) picket ahead of the State of the Nation Address in Cape Town on Thursday. They are demanding a R1,500 Basic Income Grant (BIG) and for National Treasury to reverse budget cuts. Photo: Marecia Damons Union members picketed in Cape Town’s city centre ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Thursday evening.

Led by SAFTU, they called for the implementation of a Basic Income Grant and several other policy changes.

During his speech, Ramaphosa addressed some of the unions’ demands. The President extended […]

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