List Of Unions In South Africa

A union is an organized group of workers who come together to make decisions about the conditions of their work.

Find below are the list of Unions In South Africa


General Industries Workers Union Of South Africa

Peoples labour union of South Africa

Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu)

National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa


Natal General Allied Workers Union

Professional Transport & Allied Workers Union Of S.A.


S a Municipal Workers Union

Food & Allied Workers Union

Transport and Allied Workers Union (Tawu)

South African Typographical Union

National Union of Leather and Allied Workers

South African Chemical Workers Union

Communication Workers Union

South African Private Security Workers’ Union (SAPSWU)

Retail & Allied Workers Union


What are the 3 largest trade unions in South Africa?

COSATU Affiliate

Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers’ Union (CEPPWAWU)

South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU)

South African State and Allied Workers Union (SASAWU)

National Union of Mineworkers (NUM)

Food and Allied Workers Union (FAWU)

Who is the biggest union in South Africa?

National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) is the biggest single trade union in South Africa with more than 338,000 members, and prior to its expulsion on 8 November 2014, the largest affiliate of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), the country’s largest trade union federation.

What are the 4 types of unions?

Seven types of unions

United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Laborers’ International Union of North America.

American Nurses Association.

National Football League Players Association.

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades.

What is the role of trade unions in South Africa?

Roles and responsibilities of trade unions in South Africa

The main role of trade unions is negotiation and representation. The union is expected to determine the members’ grievances and relay the grievance to the employer. Often there is a difference between what the workers want and what employers offer.

How do trade unions work in South Africa?

Trade unions are independent organizations that represent workers to their employers. If you join a trade union, you are joining a group that will negotiate workplace issues such as salary, hours of work, and other conditions, on your behalf.