30 June 2020
The office of the General Secretary of South African Typographical Union (SATU) would like to announce what is a first in the printing, packaging and signage sectors. SATU, through the SATU Employee Benefit Fund (EBF) has launched the SATU COVID-19 Relief Fund for all SATU members whose wages continue to be affected by the lockdown. The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA), to which SATU is affiliated has warmly welcomed this collaborative and progressive approach during this difficult time for everyone.
SATU General Secretary Edward de Klerk, notes that this benefit will go some way in beginning to address the plight faced by workers during the COVID-19 enforced lockdown which has precipitated into nothing short of a catastrophe for workers, their livelihoods and the families their wages support.
“SATU is the oldest trade Union in the Printing, Packaging and signage sectors. As frontline observers of the incoming tsunami on the South African labour market, SATU leadership has proactively worked behind the scenes during the lockdown to try find a sustainable and realistic way to support our members during these difficult and uncertain times, with the approval of the amendment to existing fund rules by Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA), we are now able to extend out of work cover not only SATU members who have been retrenched but also those whose wages are being negatively affected as the lockdown continues”, says De Klerk.
The SATU COVID-19 relief fund for members will be open to take applications tomorrow the 1st of July 2020.
For enquiries and interviews please contact:
Mr Edward De Klerk
SATU General Secretary
066 010 9218
Ms Riefdah Ajam
FEDUSA General Secretary
079 696 2625