Swaziland Federation of Trade Unions
|Full name||Swaziland Federation of Trade Unions|
|Key people||Barnes Dlamini, president|
|Office location||Manzini, Swaziland|
The SFTU is involved in an ongoing campaign to win democratic and pluralist reforms in Swaziland, as well as the removal of what it sees as restrictive labour legislation.
Members of the SFTU have faced considerable opposition. In 1995 general secretary at the time, Jan Sithole was threatened with deportation, and later kidnapped and abandon in the boot of a car. In 2002 he was publicly threatened by a Swazi senator and government delegate to the International Labour Organization.
The death of Mxolisi Mbata, treasurer of the SFTU, was attributed to injuries he incurred as a result of a beating reportedly received from police after they broke up an SFTU general council meeting.
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is an outspoken and active supporter of the SFTU.
The SFTU is affiliated with the International Trade Union Confederation.
- ICTUR et al.,, ed. (2005). Trade Unions of the World (6th ed.). London, UK: John Harper Publishing. ISBN 0-9543811-5-7.
There are 21 trade unions affiliated to the SFTU.
- Building and Construction Workers Union (BCAWU)
- Swaziland Agricultural and Plantation Workers Union (SAPAWU)
- Swaziland Commercial Workers Union (SCAWU)
- Swaziland Electricity Workers Union (SEWU)
- Swaziland Hotel and Catering Allied Workers Union (SHCAWU)
- Swaziland Manufacturing Allied Workers Union (SMAWU)
- Swaziland Motor Engineering Allied Workers Union (SMEAWU)
- Swaziland Media and Publications Workers Union (SMEPAWU)
- Swaziland Mining and Quarry Allied Workers Union (SMQAWU)
- Swaziland National Association of Civil Service (SNACS)
- Swaziland National Association of Nurses (SNAN)
- Swaziland Post and Telecommunications Workers Union (SPTWU)
- Swaziland Transport and Allied Workers Union (STAWU)
- Swaziland Union of High Learning Institutions (SUHLI)
- Swaziland Union of Town Councillors (SUTC)
- Swaziland Water and Co-operation Workers Union (SWCWU)
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