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


IUF  The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers
Global Unions
ITF  The International Transport Forum
IMF   The International Monetary Fund
UNI   UNI Global Union (Union Network International)
ILO   International Labour Organisation
IWW   Industrial Workers of the World
ITUC  International Trade Union Confederation
World Federation of Trade Unions

Press Statements

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