South African


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
  • cuban 5
    The Cuban 5
  • International Transport Forum
  • Cosatu

  • SACP
  • ANC

  • Global Union
    Global Union

Press Statements

SATAWU commemorates Nelson Mandela’s legacy

Upon the passing away of president Mandela, we bow our heads and salute the revolutionary departure of a people`s hero. Nelson Mandela represented a leadership that held like a glue the unity of …

SATAWU CEC: Discussions and resolutions (27 – 29 November 2013)

SATAWU CEC took place under the most stressful conditions publicly for our federation and it took place under the theme: advancing the organizational and political gains for the emancipation of …

SATAWU supports current SABC leadership and board

We appeal for stability of SABC and request the Public Protector to not be influenced by disgruntled former (allegedly corrupt employees) and lobbyist groups. The public protector must not be dissuaded from ….

SATAWU Mpumalanga defends the image, credibility and legitimacy of its leaders

The Provincial office Bearers of SATAWU in Mpumalanga Province on behalf of more than 20 000 members have with great sadness, irritation and regret observed the unwarranted coordinated ….

SATAWU refutes the allegations as reported by the mail and guardian

SATAWU would first like to correct the Mail and Guardian about the article in its newspaper edition of October 10 – 24 2013 on page 28 headed “anti-Vavi Union hit by sex scandal”. As a start …

Press Statements

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