Find Trade Union expertise in South Africa

South Africa’s labour market and industrial relationship policies have been strongly influenced by the very active body of trade unions. Its role in assisting to overturn apartheid legislation and policies has been crucial. The Labour Relations Act gives workers and unions a steady footing to address the relevant concerns of their members. Most sectors that contribute to the economy now have some form of trade union representation. Healthy debate on socio-economic and labour-related issues and policies are undertaken during the meeting of the statutory National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac). The most influential players include the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), the Federation of Unions of South Africa (Fedusa), and the National Council of Trade Unions (Nactu), the largest being Cosatu with a membership of about 1.8 million workers (2009).

Trade Unions organisations in South Africa
Building Wood & Allied Workers Union Of South Africa
Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers Union (CEPPWAWU)
Commonwealth Secretariat
Communication Workers Union
Confederation of Independent Unions
Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU)
Construction and Engineering Industrial Workers Union
Food and Allied Workers Union (FAWU)
Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (IMATU)
NALEDI
National Clothing and Textile Workers Union of SA (NACTWUSA)
National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU)
National Labour and Developement Institute
National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA)
National Union of Mineworkers (NUM)
NEHAWU
Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU)
Retail and Agricultural Processing Workers Union (RAPWU)
SACTWU (Durban)
South African Agricultural Plantation and Allied Workers Union (SAAPAWU)
South African Blind Workers Organisation
South African Democratic Teacher's Union (SADTU)
South African Football Players Union (SAFPU)
South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU)
South African State and Allied Workers Union (SASAWU)
South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU)
Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU)