Unions to protest for wealth tax and R1,500 basic income grant in South Africa

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) and its affiliates will hold a protest ahead of the country’s national budget speech on Wednesday (23 February), with the group calling for the introduction of a basic income grant and a wealth tax alongside other changes.

Saftu is the country’s second-largest trade union confederation with an estimated membership of 800,000 workers. The protest is expected to take place in Cape Town on Tuesday morning.

Saftu’s list of demands ahead of the budget include: Introducing a wealth or solidarity tax on wealthy South Africans; Increasing the corporate tax rate; The introduction of a […]

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