South African

Transport

and Allied

Workers Union

A Revolutionary Union Most Admired

The Scope of the Union

The Union will be open to all workers employed in any of the following public or private industries, trades, occupations and undertakings in South Africa

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A Brief History of SATAWU

The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union, SATAWU, was formed in 2000 after a series of negotiations and smaller scale mergers by unions in the transport industry. SATAWU organises workers in the transport sector as well as security and cleaning companies.

The sectors include …

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Our Affiliates

  • department-of transport

    Department of Transport
  • ditsela
    Ditsela
  • cuban 5
    The Cuban 5
  • International Transport Forum
    ITF
  • Cosatu

    Cosatu
  • SACP
    SACP
  • ANC

    ANC
  • Global Union
    Global Union

The Scope of the Union

The Union will be open to all workers employed in any of the following public or private industries, trades, occupations and undertakings in South Africa

Transport services:

  • Passenger transport services : road, rail, air and sea
  • Freight or goods transport and storage, including by road, rail, air and sea

Maritime transport:

  • Stevedoring and cargo-handling
  • Shipping
  • Repairs to maritime equipment
  • Clearing and forwarding
  • Seafaring and berthing
  • Ship supplies and channelling services.

Civil Aviation:

  • Passenger, cargo and technical services in both domestic and foreign airlines
  • Operations at airports
  • Operations at civil aviation authorities or offices
  • Air traffic navigation services
  • Ground and ramp handling

Transport infrastructure services:

  • Tollgates and road management and operation
  • Operation of transport terminals
  • Travel agencies & transport rental services, including motor vehicle rental services.

Property Services:

  • Contract cleaning
  • General cleaning services (other than property services)
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning workers
  • Funeral undertaking workers
  • Security Services
  • Taxi Industry

Press Statements

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